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Lillie Devereux Blake

Lillie Devereux Blake (August 12, 1833–December 30, 1913) was an American woman suffragist and reformer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and educated in New Haven, Connecticut.

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... She was born Elizabeth Johnson Devereux to George Pollock Devereux and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson in Raleigh, North Carolina ... It was George Devereux who called his daughter "Lilly," giving her the name she would later adopt as her own ... Lillie grew up in New Haven, Connecticut where she studied at Miss Apthorp's school for girls before receiving further education from Yale tutors ...

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    It is better to have the power of self-protection than to depend on any man, whether he be the Governor in his chair of State, or the hunted outlaw wandering through the night, hungry and cold and with murder in his heart.
    —Lillie Devereux Blake (1835–1913)