FLOR500, Garden 443 Rose Wilson, Publisher (1876–1964) Rose Wilson arrived in Sarasota with her husband Cornelius Van Santvoord Wilson to begin publishing the Sarasota Times in 1899. After Cornelius died, Rose published the paper herself until she sold it in 1923. A progressive woman, she strongly advocated for the right of women to vote, for compulsory education, and for Sarasota to break away from Manatee County, which was accomplished in 1921. She was the first woman to register to vote in Sarasota.
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Rose Wilson, Publisher

 

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Rose Wilson, Publisher

(1876–1964)

Rose Wilson arrived in Sarasota with her husband Cornelius Van Santvoord Wilson to begin publishing the Sarasota Times in 1899. After Cornelius died, Rose published the paper herself until she sold it in 1923. A progressive woman, she strongly advocated for the right of women to vote, for compulsory education, and for Sarasota to break away from Manatee County, which was accomplished in 1921. She was the first woman to register to vote in Sarasota.

 

 



 

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