Ann Elizabeth White Bigelow 1836-1926

Born 1836 in Springfield, Illinois, Ann Elizabeth White traveled with her family over the Oregon Trail in 1851.  After teaching for a number of years, she married Daniel Bigelow in 1854 at her parents’ home.  Daniel and Ann Elizabeth Bigelow were stalwarts in both the Methodist Church and the local Temperance Group.  The Bigelows were both active in the Territorial women’s suffrage movement. Notably in 1871 Susan B. Anthony had dinner at the Bigelow House and declared Mrs. Bigelow “Splendid.”

After Daniel Bigelow’s death in 1905 she continued to live on in the Bigelow House until her death in 1926. She was interested in gardening and managed her own property. 

See also entry for Ann Elizabeth White in our Who Are We? feature 

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