11 Dec 1875 – 15 Jan 1951
First woman in Newark to head a city governing board. Elected in 1917 as President of the Recreation Commission, after being appointed for the start of 1916 by Mayor Raymond.
She was head of the New Jersey Vacation Committee organized in 1914: a vacation savings fund. In 1915 she founded the Alpha Kappa Jam Kitchen, where women made jams, allowing young women to invest and have extra income. She was president of the Hotel Caroline, a home for working girls. She was on the women’s Committee of Fifty for Newark’s 250th Anniversary. During World War I, chairman of the Newark Woman’s Committee of the National Council of Defense.
Alice was born in Newark and in 1900 to Judge Andrew Kirkpatrick lived at 91 Lincoln Place with 5 siblings and 3 servants. In 1910 she lived at 47 South Street with one of the servants listed as “Companion”. In 1915, they live in the same place. By 1923, she had moved to Manhattan. Her 1930 census states she is “Retired”. She died in 1951. She was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
“Women Heads Recreation Board” New York Times Jan 5, 1917
“Girls Welcome Vacation Saving” Newark Evening Star Feb 10, 1914
“Jam Kitchen Prospers in Women’s Hands” Newark Evening Star Aug 21, 1915
“Women’s Hotel Manager Asked for Resignation” Newark Evening Star, Jun 8, 1915
“Women to Help in Anniversary” Newark Evening Star Dec 16, 1915
“Recreation Board Confronts Deficit” Newark Evening Star Jan 6, 1916
“New Girls Boarding Home” Newark Evening Star March 23, 1915
“Women Is Head of Recreation Board” Newark Evening News Jan 4, 1917
K-15, Kirkpatrick, Alice, Newark News Morgue, Newark Public Library