SNOW, JANE ELLIOT (14 June 1837-27 Aug. 1922), Cleveland lecturer, editor and writer, promoted woman's suffrage, dress reform and the accomplishments of other women. At age 84, she was the editor-in-chief of the women's section of the Cleveland Enterprise and special correspondent to publications such as the Cuyahogan.
Snow was born in Cleveland's Royalton Township to Elizabeth Coates and Richard S. Elliot. She attended Brooklyn Academy and LINDA THAYER GUILFORD's School. On 31 Dec. 1854 she married W. C. Snow, farmer and holder of various township offices in PARMA. The couple had four children: Frank H., Albert M., Abbie May, and Bertha L. Brainerd.
By 1892, Snow had published short articles in local papers on history, travel, domesticity, and other topics. Books written by her include Women of Tennyson (1901) and The Life of William McKinley (1908). Beginning in 1895, Snow served on the Woman's Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission, planning the Centennial's Woman's Day, 28 July 1896. (The department later evolved into the Women's Centennial Commission.) Snow helped organize both the Woman's Club (1909) and the Snow Monday Club (1904), study groups affiliated with the FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS OF GREATER CLEVELAND; she was the Snow Monday Club's namesake and primary lecturer. Snow belonged to the CLEVELAND SOROSIS SOCIETY, the WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION, NON-PARTISAN, the CONSUMERS LEAGUE, the Woman Suffrage Party of Greater Cleveland, the Women's Press Club, and the Municipal School League.
She died at her daughter's home in LAKEWOOD.