: Photograph identified on its reverse as Ruth Munn (1809-1876), the first president of the Equal Suffrage Club (also known as the Women's Suffrage and Political Club) of South Newbury, Ohio. The club, organized in 1874, was the second such organization in Ohio and one of the earliest in the country.
This item comes from the Frances Jennings Casement Papers, a manuscript collection comprised of letters and association records related to the founding and leadership of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association. Casement (1840-1928) was born in Painesville, Ohio, and graduated from Painesville Academy and Willoughby Female Seminary. Her father, Charles Casement, supported abolition and women's suffrage and encouraged Frances to be active in social causes. Frances Casement established the Painesville Equal Rights Association in 1883, and shortly after became involved in the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association, serving as its president from 1885 to 1888. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS510_B01F77_Munn Subjects
: Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Suffrage; Suffragists; Ohio League of Women Voters; Social movements; Places
: South Newbury (Ohio); Geauga County (Ohio);