Elizabeth J. Hauser letter to Lucile Atcherson, October 6, 1914   Save
Elizabeth J. Hauser letter to Lucile Atcherson, October 6, 1914
Description: On October 6, 1914, Elizabeth J. Hauser, a suffragist from northeastern Ohio, sent this letter to Lucile Atcherson, a leader in the suffragist movement in central Ohio and executive secretary with the Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association. Hauser implored Atcherson to respond to a letter concerning the writing of a circular letter that was to be sent to the ministers of Ohio. Hauser was anxious to hear whether Atcherson and the Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association would handle the writing of the letter or if Hauser and the other women of the Ohio Suffrage Association would take care of it. The Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association was formed in 1912, after the Ohio Constitutional Convention elected to bring to a vote the question of removing the words "white male" from the state constitution with regard to voting rights. Headquartered in the Chamber of Commerce building in Columbus, Ohio, the organization put out regular publications, organized public speeches and meetings, distributed literature and held parades in support of the suffrage movement. Women's suffrage in Ohio was defeated in a special election in 1912 and again in 1914 and 1916 before a resolution narrowly passed in 1917 allowing municipal voting by women in Columbus. In 1920, the 19th Amendment passed, extending the vote to women and prohibiting state and federal government from denying suffrage on the basis of sex. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1025_B01F04_05
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association; Ohio Woman Suffrage Association;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Warren (Ohio); Trumbull County (Ohio);