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Dora (Kelly) Lewis (1862 - 1928)

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Dora Lewis formerly Kelly
Born in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Died in Pennsylvania, USAmap
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Categories: American Suffragettes.


Dora Kelly born in 1862 in Chester, Pennsylvania, daughter of Henry Kuhl Kelly and Louisa Warner (Hard) Kelly.

She was arrested many times for her actions in support of suffrage. On the night of November 14, 1917, known as the "Night of Terror", the superintendent of the Occoquan Workhouse, W.H. Whittaker, ordered the nearly forty guards to brutalize the suffragists there, which included Dora Lewis.

Often referred to as “Mrs. Lawrence Lewis” in suffrage literature, her husband Lawrence Lewis died in 2 Sept 1890. [1]

In 1920 she resided in Philadelphia, her occupation was "Social Worker". [2]


  1. "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 September 2015), Dora Lewis, 1916; citing Passport Application, Maryland, United States, source certificate #38329, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, Roll 330, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,531,631.
  2. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2015), Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Philadelphia Ward 19 > ED 419 > image 15 of 30; citing NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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