Historic Marker for Jean Brooks Greenleaf
October 8, 2018 –
The Greece Historical Society is pleased to announce that it was awarded a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation to install an historic marker at the site of the summer home of nationally recognized woman’s suffrage activist Jean Brooks Greenleaf.
The ceremony will be on Monday, October 8 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. (use northern most driveway of golf course, across the street from 1150 Greenleaf Rd.. )
Jean Brooks Greenleaf was born on October 1, 1831 in Bernardston, Massachusetts. She married Halbert S. Greenleaf, lock manufacturer (Yale and Greenleaf and later Sargent and Greenleaf) in 1862. The Greenleafs lived at 64 North Goodman Street, but spent their summers on their farm in Greece—what is today Lakeshore Country Club. From 1890-1896 she was the president of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. During her administration New York became the best organized state in the United States. While president, Jean traveled all over the state speaking to women and helping them organize. No group was too small. Thirteen women from Greece and Charlotte met at her summer home on September 15, 1892 and formed the Charlotte Political