Jane Hungerford Milbank

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Jane Hungerford Milbank (April 10, 1871 - March 4, 1931) was an American suffragette who organized the Army of Columbians.[1]


She was born on April 10, 1871 in Sparta, Georgia as Jane Hungerford.[2] She married Charles B. Milbank and they had a son: Charles H. E. Milbank. By an earlier marriage Jane had another son: Cambridge Erlund. She died on March 4, 1931 in Freeport, Long Island.[3]

She was also an author and poet, using the name "J. Hungerford Milbank" to publish a collection of miscellaneous short works titled Florence Gardiner Sings [4] .


  1. ^ "Brooklyn Musters An Amazon Army. Mrs. General Milbank Is in Command, Though She Doesn't Look in the Least Warlike. Sometimes the Corps Turns Out Five or Six Strong on Good Nights. Home Defense Its Aim". New York Times. May 11, 1915. Retrieved 2010-09-05. ... its General is Mrs. J. Hungerford Milbank of Freeport, Long Island. It is the Army of Columbians and Jane ... 
  2. ^ Passport application from 19 January 1923
  3. ^ "Jane Hungerford Milbank". New York Times. March 7, 1931. Retrieved 2010-09-05. ... 1931 at her residence 252 West Merrick Road Freeport L. I. Jane Hungerford widow of Charles B. Milbank and mother of Charles H. E. Milbank and Cambridge Erlund ... 
  4. ^ J. Hungerford Milbank,Florence Gardiner Sings: Some Thoughts and Some Bridges (Goerck Art Press, 1910)