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Eurithe K. Ramsey

February 1847–22 November 1910

Born Feb. 1847 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois.[1] Daughter of John Ramsey and Eurithe Catherine Johnson.[2] Taught at Peoria High School; principal of Douglas School, in Peoria Co.[3] Married Jules Alfred LaBarthe, 10 July 1873, in Peoria Co.; two children.[4] Moved to Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colorado; teacher and principal at Liller Public School, 1882–1892.[5] Member of the presidency of the El Paso Co. Teachers’ Association; worked with the Woman’s Educational Society of Colorado Springs.[6] Moved to Salt Lake City, 1892.[7] Delegate to the Democratic City Convention, 9 Oct. 1895.[8] President of the Ladies’ Literary Club, 1896–1897.[9] Elected to the Utah House of Representatives, 1897.[10] Charter member of the Utah Historical Society along with EBW, 28 Dec. 1897.[11] Criticized by EBW for the “High Hat” bill that she introduced and that was passed by the House, which required women to remove their hats in theaters and other places.[12] Moved to Denver, by 1898.[13] Died 22 Nov. 1910 while visiting Salt Lake City; buried in Colorado Springs.[14]

 

[1] Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Printing, 1909), 167. 1850 U.S. Census, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, Urith Ramsey. 1900 U.S. Census, Denver 2nd Precinct, Arapahoe Co., CO, ED 79, p. 6B, Eurith K Labarthe. 1860 U.S. Census, Peoria 4th Ward, Peoria Co., IL, p. 372, Urith Ramsey. 1870 U.S. Census, Peoria 4th Ward, Peoria Co., IL, p. 52, E. Urith Ramsey. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 Sept. 2019), Eurithe Katherine Ramsey (LT4K-D32).

[2] Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Printing, 1909), 167. 1850 U.S. Census, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, Urith Ramsey. 1860 U.S. Census, Peoria 4th Ward, Peoria Co., IL, p. 372, Urith Ramsey. 1870 U.S. Census, Peoria 4th Ward, Peoria Co., IL, p. 52, E. Urith Ramsey.

[3] “Mrs. Martha P. Cannon, Mrs. Jules La Barthe,” World (New York City), 23 Oct. 1896, 19.

[4] Office of the Secretary of State, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index (https://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp, accessed 27 July 2018), Jules Alfred Labarth and Eurith Katherine Ramsay, 10 July 1873. 1900 U.S. Census, Denver 2nd Precinct, Arapahoe Co., CO, ED 79, p. 6B, Eurith K Labarthe.

[5] Directory of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, and Colorado City for 1886 (Colorado Springs: S. N. Francis, 1886), 90. “Many Attend Funeral Mrs. Jules La Barthe,” Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette, 27 Nov. 1910, 9.

[6] “Sketches of Candidates,” Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Sept. 1897, 5.

[7] “Sketches of Candidates,” Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Sept. 1897, 5. Jennie Cunningham Croly, The History of the Woman’s Club Movement in America (New York: Henry G. Allen, 1898), 1109.

[8] “Delegates Chosen,” Salt Lake Herald, 10 Oct. 1895, 3.

[9] Katherine Barrette Parsons, History of Fifty Years, Ladies’ Literary Club, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1877–1927 (Salt Lake City: Arrow Press, 1927), 13. “Well-Known Woman Suddenly Succumbs,” Ogden (UT) Evening Standard, 23 Nov. 1910, 2. “Honored Woman Called by Death,” Salt Lake Herald-Republican, 23 Nov. 1910, 16.

[10] “Official Election Results,” Deseret Evenings News (Salt Lake City), 4 Nov. 1896, 2. Proceedings before the Committee on Privileges and Elections of the United States Senate in the Matter of the Protests against the Right of Hon. Reed Smoot, a Senator from the State of Utah, to Hold His Seat (Washington, DC: Government Printings Office, 1906), 4:123. “Well-Known Woman Suddenly Succumbs,” Ogden (UT) Evening Standard, 23 Nov. 1910, 2.

[11] “Administration Files: Articles of Incorporation, December 28, 1897,” database and images, Utah State Archives and Records Service (http://images.archives.utah.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p17010coll32/id/206, accessed 7 Oct. 2019); Division of State History and Records Service, series 3192, box 39, folder 1, image 10/21.  

[12] Jean Bickmore White, “Gentle Persuaders: Utah’s First Women Legislators,” Utah Historical Quarterly 38, no. 1 (Jan. 1970): 38. EBW, Diary, 22 Jan. 1897.

[13] Ballenger and Richards Denver City Directory 1898 (Denver: Ballenger and Richards, 1898), 661.

[14] “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (http://archives.utah.gov, accessed 27 July 2018); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 1815/163 (1910), Eurithe K. LeBarthe. “Eurithe K. Ramsey LaBarthe,” Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO; Find a Grave, posted 4 Aug. 2011, memorial no. 74446663 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 27 July 2018).