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Velva Stone, 103

Escondido, CA

“My mother was a suffragette”


  • Born September 1913, Terre Haute, IN

  • Spent most of her life in Everett, WA

  • Worked in insurance office

  • Moved with husband to California after 1974 retirement

  • Active in politics and community

  • Progressive and strong supporter of women’s rights

"My mother was a suffragette. She instilled in all of her daughters, particularly me, a love for democracy and a need to participate in society—to contribute. I have voted in every election since I became eligible and I am so proud to be able to vote for a woman for president!”

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