Founded by Rachel Cole in 1878, The Ladies Aid Sewing Circle and Rescue Society met every Tuesday evening to quilt for raffles and to do other charitable work. The Ladies Aid, under the guise of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, also fought for women’s suffrage. After their success in 18931 when Colorado became the first state to grant women the vote, they worked to eradicate the devil of drink and to grant women the right to own property. The group began to fall apart after Rachel’s death in 1926 and formally disbanded in 1931.
Rachel Cole gathered petitions and spoke for women's suffrage.
Laura organized and raffled a signature quilt to succor mining families caught in the Panic.
Zandra lead a debating evening on Women's Politics.
Lucy gave a lecture series on theFrugal Housewife.
Matilda presided over a knitting brigade to provide socks for the boys at the Front.
Emmy conducted a Tales of the Pioneers evening.
Rachel Cole, President
Millie Horner, Vice President
Ilsa Rubenstein, Treasurer (1886-1911)
Susannah Smith, Secretary
Ida May Jenkins