Deaf Suffragists/Activists: Emmertson, Emma M.

Emma M. Emmertson

Photograph of Emma M. Emmertson(1888-1969). A graduate of the Utah School for the Deaf, she was the second Deaf student to enter the University of Utah and graduated with a teaching certificate. After teaching in Salt Lake City, she moved to the Wyoming School for the Deaf and taught there. She married a Deaf Utah native, Carl Emil Jorgensen. Emma was active in the women's suffrage movement. (Kinner, 2012). For more information, please see the DeLong, Elizabeth tab.

Photo courtesy of the Utah Eagle, June 6, 1907

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