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Name:    Couzins, Phoebe
Born/Started:    1839
Died/Ended:    1913
Description:    Phoebe Couzins was the daughter of John and Adaline Couzins. Like her mother, she belonged to the Ladies´ Union Aid Society, which provided supplies and care for wounded soldiers, prisoners and refugees during the Civil War. After the war, she joined the St. Louis Woman Suffrage Association, and became known for her public speaking. She then went to Washington University´s law school and was its first female graduate. In the late 1800s, she renounced women´s suffrage and the temperance movement and began protesting prohibition. When Phoebe was 68 years old, she lost her job with the United Brewers Association and because of health problems, she was unable to work. She died in poverty in 1913.

In Her Place: A Guide to St. Louis Women's History



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