BEECHER, Isabella Holmes [1822-1907] -- American suffragette
Relationship to me: Cousin
BEECHER family ODT
HOOKER, Isabella Beecher, philanthropist, was born in Litchfield, Conn., Feb. 22, 1822; daughter of ¤Lyman and Harriet (Porter) Beecher, She was educated at the schools of her sister ¤Catharine in Hartford, Conn., and in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was married in 1841 to John Hooker, a lawyer of Hartford, and became a student of social, political and religious questions. When she reached middle life she became, on a careful study of its phenomena, a believer in spiritualism. In later life she gave in different cities and towns throughout the New England and Middle states "Conversations" on current topics, which became popular, especially in women's clubs and for parlor entertainment. She is the author of:
Womanhood, its Sanctities and Fidelities (1873);
The Constitutional Rights of the Women of the United States (1888),
an address before the International Council of Woman, Washington, D.C., March 30, 1888,
and magazine articles.