Betsy Chipman (1854 - 1861)

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Betsy Chipman
1854 - 1861
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November 24, 1854
American Fork, Utah Co., Utah
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January 18, 1861
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Betsy Chipman was born on November 24, 1854 at American Fork, Utah Co., Utah. She died on January 18, 1861 at age 6.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Betsy Chipman passed away on January 18, 1861 at 6 years of age. She was born on November 24, 1854 at American Fork, Utah Co., Utah. We are unaware of information about Betsy's immediate family.

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In 1854, in the year that Betsy Chipman was born, on February 28th, the GOP - the Republican Party - was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin by "modernizers", anti-slavery proponents, ex-Whigs, and ex-"Free-Soilers" - who opposed the expansion of slavery. The first Republican President of the United States was Abraham Lincoln.

In 1860, when she was just 6 years old, on February 26th, near Eureka California, white settlers attacked a tribe of Wiyot Indians on Indian Island. Over 60 women, children and older people died. Bret Harte - a writer and friend of Mark Twain - reported the news about the massacre to the papers in San Francisco.

In 1861, in the year of Betsy Chipman's passing, The Royal Seminary (Sweden) became the first institute of its kind in Sweden to be open to women, allowing women to obtain a teaching degree.

In 1869, when she was only 15 years old, on January 20th, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, speaking about women's rights - including the right to vote - was the first woman to testify before the US Congress. In May, she and Susan B. Anthony founded the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA).

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