Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson

Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson (HM1EY1)

Location: Camden, TN 38320 Benton County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 3.486', W 88° 5.814'

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Mary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson, a life-long resident of Benton County, was an advocated for women's suffrage. The Tennessee General Assembly approved an amendment to the state constitution to allow women's suffrage on April 15, 1919. Seven days later Beasley-Hudson was the first female in the state to cast a ballot when voting in the Camden municipal election. In 1920 the nation ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. One month before the 1920 presidential election Beasley-Hudson died; her remains are interred in Camden City Cemetery. On March 5, 2008, the Tennessee General Assembly recognized her with a proclamation.
HM NumberHM1EY1
Marker Number4A 50
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 1:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 401209 N 3990949
Decimal Degrees36.05810000, -88.09690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 3.486', W 88° 5.814'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 3' 29.16" N, 88° 5' 48.84" W
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Area Code(s)731
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Court Square, Camden TN 38320, US
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