: This telegram was sent on October 22, 1914, to the Woman Suffrage Headquarters in Franklin County, Ohio. Gertrude M. Davidson, a member of the Scioto County Association for women's suffrage, sent the telegram to request fliers in support of women's suffrage. Davidson said she needed the fliers by her organization's Saturday afternoon meeting. She requested the flier titled "Women in the Home," but stated that if there weren't enough of those to send the best fliers they had on hand.
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.
: MSS1025_B01F10_05 Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Portsmouth (Ohio); Scioto County (Ohio);