Margaret Hinchey

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Margaret Hinchey
Margaret Hinchey in 1916.jpg
Margaret Hinchey in 1916
Born (1870-12-10)10 December 1870
Limerick, Ireland
Died 29 February 1944(1944-02-29) (aged 73)
Manhattan, New York City

Margaret Hinchey (10 December 1870 – 29 February 1944) was an American suffragist, labor organizer and leader. She was publicly active in these causes between 1912 and 1917.[1]


She was born on 10 December 1870 in Limerick, Ireland to Thomas Hinchey and Mary Maloney. She migrated to New York City in 1897 and worked in a laundry.[1]

In February, 1914, Hinchey spoke at a meeting of the Equal Suffrage League, recounting her meeting (along with 35 other women suffragists) with President Woodrow Wilson to push for women's suffrage.[2] By 1920 she was working as a domestic servant.[1]

She died in Manhattan, New York City on 29 February 1944.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Vapnek, Lara (February 2000). "American National Biography Online, Margaret Hinchey". Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Margaret Hinchey Tells Of Wilson". New York Times. February 5, 1914. Retrieved 2015-01-15. Margaret Hinchey, the laundry worker who was one of the speakers in the delegation of women that went to Washington and interviewed President Wilson last Monday, talked before the Equal Suffrage League at the Hotel Astor yesterday afternoon. She told something of "Why the Laundry Workers Need the Ballot," and more about the visit to the President.