Fannie Vaughn McKenzie

Birth: September 15, 1866 Colorado Territory
Death: December 21, 1925 Reno, Nevada

Role in Women’s Suffrage: Charter member of the Nevada Equal Franchise Society; member of the Nevada 19th Amendment ratification committee; delegate to the victory convention of the National Women Suffrage Associate in Chicago

HerStory: Fannie Vaughn was born to Hiram and Sarah Binkley Vaughn in what was then Colorado Territory on September 15, 1866. She lived in various places throughout Colorado and on August 25, 1897, she married Dr. George McKenzie in 1898 at Victor, Colorado.

The couple moved to Nevada about 1906 from Cripple Creek, Colorado and Fannie joined the Nevada suffrage movement. She was a founding member of the Equal Franchise Society, a member of the Nevada Suffrage ratification committee, the Nevada Federation of Women’s Clubs, the League of Women Voters and the Twentieth Century Club, among others.

Fannie passed away December 21, 1925 in Reno, Nevada. Her husband, George, had predeceased her. They are interred in an Oakland cemetery.

Researched and written by the Nevada Women’s History Project for the Nevada Commission for Women, 2020