Woman's Who's Who of America, 1914-15/DUNIWAY, Abigail Scott

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DUNIWAY, Abigail Scott (Mrs. Benjamin Charles Duniway), 292 Clay St., Portland, Ore.

Suffrage leader, lecturer, writer; b. Groveland, Ill., Oct. 22, 1834; dau. John Tucker and Ann (Roelofson) Scott; privately educated, chiefly self-taught; crossed the plains in ox-team in 1852; m. Lafayette, Ore., Aug. 2, 1853, Benjamin Charles Duniway (died 1896); one son: Clyde Augustus Duniway, b. Nov. 2, 1866 (now pres. Univ. of Mont.). Lived on ranch for several years; later in business in Portland; writer; proprietor of the New Northwest, 15 years, until 1886. A pioneer worker for equal suffrage in the Pacific Coast States for 40 years; has addressed legislatures and conventions and given popular lectures on the subject. President and director for over 30 years of Oregon Equal Suffrage Ass'n. Author: Captain Gray's Company (story); David and Ann Matson and Other Poems; From the West to the West—Across the Plains to Oregon; also author of the Centennial Ode read at the Lewis & Clark Exhibition at Portland, Ore., in 1905. Mem. Oregon Federation of Women's Clubs (hon. pres.), Women's Club (Portland).