MAPPING WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE 1911
A Snapshot in time
Warryalda, Kenilworth Road, Coventry
Miss Kathleen Orton was born in Stanhope, Queensland Australia, where her father worked as a surgeon. Just before moving to Coventry - likely in late 1911 - she had been living with her mother in Cheltenham. Her father was absent and likely still working abroad, although he did spend some time in later years in Bournemouth. Once living in Coventry, Miss Orton in 1912 became organizing secretary for the Coventry Women's Suffrage Society, the local branch of the law abiding NUWSS, working out of offices at 26 Trinity Church Yard. She was likely living by then at 'Warryalda' house on Kenilworth Road, Coventry, where she remained for a number of years. She was still resident there when she became branch secretary for the Coventry branch of the Church League for Women's Suffrage (CLWS) a position she held from 1914 to 1917. Researcher: Tara Morton.
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