Marie Epps letter to Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association, October 26, 1914   Save
Marie Epps letter to Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association, October 26, 1914
Description: On October 26, 1914, Miss Marie Epps wrote this letter to the Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association to request women's suffrage pamphlets. She wrote that some women in Milford Center were planning to have a meeting and would appreciate more points in support of women's suffrage they could bring up during the meeting. She also wrote that they expected to convert several dozen men to the side of women's suffrage during the meeting. 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_B01F10_09
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Milford Center (Ohio); Union County (Ohio);