Wellford, Roberta, 1873-1956

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Roberta Wellford was a charter member, secretary, and director of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia and worked to push the organization of the Virginia League of Women Voters (VLWV) in the 1920s. She participated in the World War I war effort. She did work with the YMCA for troops in Paris and in Germany. As a member of the VLWV, she actively promoted public education in Virginia and supported the League of Nations and the World Court. Wellford was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Woman's Club, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She was active in the preservation of Virginia antiquities, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Valentine Museum. Wellford was born in 1873, in Greenville, South Carolina and was the daughter of Maj. Philip Alexander Wellford C.S.A. and Belle Street Wellford. She died on December 28, 1956 in Richmond and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery. (Richmond Times Dispatch, 29 December 1956; Richmond News Leader, 28 December 1956).

From the description of The Roberta Wellford collection of 1920s women's rights printed ephemera 1915-1956. (James Branch Cabell Library). WorldCat record id: 727361865

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associatedWith Clark, Adèle, 1882-1983, person
associatedWith Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. corporateBody
associatedWith Mapp, G. Walter (George Walter), 1873-1941, person
associatedWith Martin, Thomas S. (Thomas Staples), 1847-1919 person
associatedWith National Consumers' League. corporateBody
associatedWith National League of Women Voters (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pollard, John Garland, 1871-1937 person
associatedWith Rives, Amélie, 1863-1945. person
associatedWith Valentine, Lile Meade, person
associatedWith Virginia League of Women Voters. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. person
associatedWith Women's Trade Union League. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Women--Societies and clubs
War--Conferences on cause and cure


Birth 1873

Death 1956


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