The stories of Elizabeth Avery Meriwether of Memphis, Lizzie Crozier French of Knoxville, and Anne Dallas Dudley of Nashville. And the story of Febb and Harry Burn and the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
I haven’t been able to travel lately, so I decided to tell the story from Knoxville, TN. It is the story of Evelyn Hazen, a local woman who sued for breach of promise to marry and seduction in the 1930s.
In Knoxville, we have a local tourist attraction, the Mabry-Hazen House. Once the home of Miss Evelyn Hazen, a woman who was seduced, lied to, used, and set aside. Instead of going quietly away, Evelyn decided to file suit against Ralph Scharringhaus. Even though she knew she would lose her reputation and many friends, she stood up for herself.