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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Blake, Lillie Devereux umstead, 1835-1859 Reformer; born in Raleigh, N. C., in 1835. In 1869 she became active in the woman suffrage movement, and was president of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association for many years. She first married Frank G. Quay Umstead (died in 1859), and then in 1866 Grenfill Blake (died in 1896). Her writings include Southwold; Rockford; Fettered for life; Woman's place to-day, a reply to Dr. Morgan Dix's Lenten lectures on women, etc. In 1901 she was president of the Civic and Equality Union.