The women featured on iwaited96years.com all have two things in common: they were all born before August 18, 1920, the date that the last state ratified the 19th Amendment that ensured a woman’s right to vote. There are nonagenarians and centenarians here, all with pictures of them voting for the first female president of the United States.
Here’s Estelle Liebow Schultz, 98 years old:
“To see such an accomplishment in my lifetime is momentous”
Born June 1918 in New York, NY
Two children, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren
Retired educator, former assistant superintendent of Compton, CA Unified School District
"Recently, I was diagnosed with a serious heart condition and am now in home hospice. I am following this campaign carefully, and I decided that I would like to live long enough to see the election of our first woman president. When I was marking my absentee ballot for Hillary Clinton, it occurred to me that this wish is even more poignant, because I was born in 1918, two years before women achieved the right to vote. To see such an accomplishment in my lifetime is momentous. I encourage all of my fellow nonagenarians to follow me in marking your ballot with a sense of pride in a life long lived and a country making history."
And here’s Mary Scenna, 101 years old:
“I am so happy that I am alive to vote for Hillary”
Born February 1916 in Youngstown, OH
Fifth of 14 children of Italian immigrants
Married to late husband nearly 60 years
Lived most of life in the Bronx, NY
Two children, one granddaughter
“I have liked and respected Hillary since she was our first lady. I have not voted in the past ten years, but this year I felt that I should vote. I am so happy that I am alive to vote for Hillary. I believe she will be a very good president.”
The site was created by Sarah Bunin Benor, Roberta Schultz Benor and Tom Fields-Meyer. Roberta is Sarah’s mother and their great matriarch is Estelle L. Schultz (above). Good job. You can learn more here.