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Elizabeth Sherman Thacher

Female 1868 - 1952  (83 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Sherman Thacher 
    • Elizabeth Thacher Kent (September 22, 1868 ? August 14, 1952) was an environmentalist and women's rights activist. Together with her husband, U.S. Congressman William Kent, she helped create the Muir Woods National Monument by donating land to the government.[1] She was the president of her local chapter of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

      Elizabeth Thacher Kent was the daughter of Yale College professor Thomas Anthony Thacher. She married William Kent on February 26, 1890 and moved to Kentfield, California. Together they had seven children. Her sons include Sherman Kent (Yale professor) and Roger Kent (US politician). Her daughter was the prominent artist Adaline Kent.

      Elizabeth T. Kent and her husband were active in local politics and conservation. Much of the coastal redwood forest in Marin were being cut down. The Kents purchased 611 acres of land and donated 295 acres to the federal government, which later became Muir Woods. Elizabeth T. Kent and John Muir were good friends, corresponding about nature and conservation.[2]

      In 1911, the Kent family moved to Washington D.C. after Mr. Kent was elected to serve his first term in Congress. There she became involved in the Woman's Suffrage movement. She was arrested in 1917 for picketing the White House.[3] In the 1930s she became involved with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and in 1937 became president of the Marin County chapter.[4] She participated in the meeting of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945.
    • Elizabeth Thacher Kent was living in Chicago Cook Co., IL in 1904. [1]
    Born 22 Sep 1868  New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Aug 1952  Marin Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I115200  tree1
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2019 

    Father Thomas Anthony Thacher,   b. 11 Jan 1815, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1886, New Haven, Hew Haven County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman,   b. 27 Oct 1823, New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1917, Ojai, Ventura Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1860 
    Family ID F6342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Kent,   b. 29 Mar 1864, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1928, Kentfield, Marin County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1890  Ojai Valley, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Albert Emmet Kent,   b. 6 Dec 1890
     2. Thomas Thacher Kent,   b. 8 May 1892
     3. Elizabeth Sherman Kent,   b. 8 Jan 1894
    +4. William Kent,   b. 5 Jul 1895, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1964, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Adeline Dutton Kent,   b. 7 Aug 1900
     6. Sherman Kent,   b. 1 Dec 1903
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F6419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S283] Thomas Thacher 1620 - 1678 Boston Branch, Thacher, Elwood James, (Thacher, Elwood James), 79-63849 Lib Congress., P. 67 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S288] Find A Grave, (Web).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 87727277