Philanthropist, reformer and writer. She was for women's
education and professional life and for equal wages' she was notably anti-woman
suffrage. Her father was Unitarian minister Ezra Stiles Gannett, her mother was
Anna Tilden, and her brother William Channing
Gannett was a Unitarian minister, serving the church in Rochester where Susan B.
Anthony attended. She was married to Samuel Wells, a Boston attorney. Their son
Gannett Wells, a lawyer; they also had a daughter, Louisa Wells and one
Wells, Kate Boott Gannett -
Dictionary of American National Biography - may require logon to access
(available at many public libraries)
The Arguments against Woman Suffrage by Mrs. Clara
T. Leonard, Hon. George C. Crocker, Francis Parkman, Esq., and Mrs. Kate
Gannett Wells, Carefully Examined and Completely Refuted (1884) -
apparently not online
"Address of Mrs. Kate Gannett Wells," Woman's
Journal (16 Feb. 1884): 53 - apparently not online.
Mary M. Huth. "Kate Gannett Wells, Anti-Suffragist." The University
of Rochester Library Bulletin. Vol. XXXIV, 1981. Pp. 3-23.
Jerome Camhi, Women against Women: American Anti-Suffragism,
William C. Gannett, Ezra Stiles Gannett (1875).
Thomas J. Jablonsky, The Home, Heaven, and Mother
Party: Female Anti-Suffragists in the United States, 1868-1920 (1994).
* People marked with an
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