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Between 1913 and 1917 Dr. Robert Shelton received letters from other members of the socialist party concerning the distribution of pamphlets and the lining up of different speakers for the party. One of the letters mentions Shelton, himself, getting…

These are scans of a booklet with the National Constitution of the Socialist Party and application for membership both belonging to Dr. Robert Shelton. These may have been for his use or possibly to distribute to new members.

From left to right sit Lucy Carter, Mary Alice, and Fannie Tyree Kennedy. Along with a younger and older brother, the girls were the children of John Henry and Capitola Bowles Kennedy. At the young age of 22, Mary Alice died in an “accident,”…

In 1904, at the age of 43 and with her husband and seven children, Christian Guild left her homeland of Scotland to immigrate to the United States. When she reached Dabneys, Louisa County, Virginia, she became actively involved in an attempt to start…

Dates in parentheses refer to the day the membership card was signed. All other words in brackets refer to anything written on the front or back of the card.

Names of the enrollees:

Neal. A. Hasher and Mrs. N. A. (Minnie) Hasher of Trevilians,…

Leon Luxford Loyall, from Willowbrook, Louisa County, Virginia, is one of many individuals to join the Equal Suffrage League. He was born on November 1, 1876 and is noted as being a teacher at the time he registered to vote in 1902. He married Ada…

Ellen Glasgow was a prominent part of the movement for women’s suffrage and was the honorary vice-president of the Equal Suffrage League. Glasgow was born and lived most of her life in Richmond. As a young child, before she became a well-known…

Reuben Lindsay Gordon Jr. was born January 21, 1855 in Orange County, Virginia to Reuben Lindsay Gordon and Elizabeth Somerville Beale. Gordon was a lawyer in Louisa County and served as Commonwealth’s Attorney from 1890 to 1905. He was also a…

This photograph was likely taken in the fields of Westend Farm during WWI, when there would have been a need for farmers to supply food to the soldiers overseas.

Lucy and Nancy Taylor stayed on Westend and kept it going as a farm while two male…

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This is a photograph of Eugenia Mallory, wife of Alva Mallory, and her seven children. There are no records that Eugenia ever registered to vote.

This is a photograph of Carrie Milhado and Mildred Jennings at the Mineral School

Maggie Mae Lavinia Butler of Louisa County was born in 1879. The full body photograph was taken at the home of her grandparents, Louis H. and Lavinia Louisa Butler. Maggie was a school teacher and married George Edgar Kiblinger.

Sarah Jane Butler Whitlock was the wife of John Henry Whitlock, the sister of William Samuel Butler, and the daughter of Lewis Henry Butler and Lavinia Louisa Butler.

Sarah "Sadie" Moore Butler of Mineral, Virginia was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Butler.

Sarah Kennedy Butler

Mrs. Elizabeth Moore, wife of Hugh Alexander Moore

Mrs. Lavinia Lou Butler, wife of Lewis H. Butler, pictured here with her daughters Susan Jane and Barbara Ann.

Sisters Lessie and Ida Sims, daughters of Garland and Barbara Ann Butler Sims

Kate Towsey Butler wife of John Hugh Butler

Annie Elizabeth Butler of Mineral, Virginia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Butler