How a myth is created: the saga of Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris

How a myth is created: the saga of Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris

When Esther McQuigg was born in upstate New York in the early 19th century, there was no indication that it would be her fate to become known in the Equality State as the “Mother of Women’s Suffrage.” One thing is for certain: in 1869 she was the first woman to serve in a government office in Wyoming Territory.  She died in 1902 and after that, people began to attribute more to her than she ever claimed when she was living.