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Juanita Breckenridge Bates
Juanita Breckenridge Bates was one of the earliest female minister in New York State, and was active in the Suffrage movement and other causes. You can read about her in a article written by Carol Kammen, Tompkins County Historian.
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Transcription of information written on back of photo:

Marjorie Fritz Ulven's great-aunt

Juanita Breckenridge Bates

Elena[?] Fritz's sister

1983 Ruth Sims talked to a lady and Aunt Juanita was one of the first ministers in N. Y. state! She told how hard it was for a woman to enter into a man's field. Ruth met a lady in Maine from Ithaca, N. Y. who knew of Aunt Juanita & had been written up in their "Journal". Ruth received a booklet from the lady entitled "New York History" and it included letters to & from A. Juanita mostly regarding religious views.

[Believe that the booklet referenced is "New York History: Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association, Volume 55, 1974.]

Thanks to Mary Sue Ulven for donating this photo of her great, great aunt.

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