City Seeks Relatives in Effort to Honor Haverhill’s First Three Registered Female Voters

Voter registration paperwork filed by Jennie Wineburg. (Courtesy photograph)

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini is on a mission—to find relatives of and honor the city’s first three female registered voters.

The city’s top chief delivered his plea on social media this week to locate family for Gertrude Mysel, Jennie Wineburg and Margaret Tyrie, who all registered to vote in October and November 1919. According to Fiorentini, the three were among nearly 125 women registered to vote that year.

Mysel, a Haverhill native and housewife living on Washington Street, and Russian-born Wineburg, who was raising her family on Freeman Street at the time, were the first two city residents to register on Oct. 15. Scotland-born Lyrie, then living on Kimball Street, filed paperwork on Nov. 7, 1919.

Relatives of the women are asked to contact the Haverhill Mayor’s Office at 978-374-2300 to participate in an upcoming celebration honoring their family members.

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