Family Life

Elisabeth lived with her mother at 269 W. 12th St. in NYC where her mother functioned as the superintendent of the building, presumably in exchange for rent. Mary Hall Freeman supported Elisabeth’s suffrage work extensively and kept her scrapbook for her. She died in the mid 1920’s.

Jane Freeman became a noted painter specializing in portraits, and lived in a studio above Carnegie Hall, curated the gallery there, and also had a summer cottage in Rockport MA. She received many awards and honors in NY and Europe; her work was featured on the cover of Literary Digest and in other publications. (Read more about Jane.)

John Francis Freeman became a typesetter with many NY newspapers including the Brooklyn Eagle, the Ithaca Journal, The Binghamton Press and the Binghamton Sun. He was a leader in the printer’s union. John had two children, Fred and Francis, with his first wife, Mary Ellen Cavanaugh, and after she died he married Blanche Bishop of Binghamton. The family lived in Northern New Jersey, Port Washington, and Binghamton alternately, and had five children, Jeannette (“Netty”, later married to Walter T. Wittman of Paramus NJ, with two children Jane [later VandeBogart] and Carl Peter; Ruth (later married to Robert C. Johnston, with three children, William F., John H. and Margaret R.); John (later married to Pearl Richardson, living in Chicago, then marrying Kathleen ? with whom he had a son, also John); Helen (later married to Charles Shipley, settling in Tempe AZ with 3 children, Lynn, Jan, and Danny); and Elizabeth who became head guidance counselor at Paramus High School. Mary Hall Freeman supported Elisabeth’s suffrage work extensively and kept her scrapbook for her. She died in the mid 1920’s.