: This petition for women's suffrage, or the right to vote, was signed by citizens of Caldwell and surrounding areas in Noble County. The form indicates that the person asking for signatures was supported by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), although she was not paid for her efforts. Although Ohio women's suffrage supporters successfully petitioned to put women's suffrage on the 1914 ballot, the amendment was defeated in the September election. Not until June 16, 1919 did Ohio ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and extend to women the right to vote. This petition is part of an extensive collection held by the Ohio Historical Society of suffrage petitions from nearly every county in Ohio. It is four pages and measures 8.5" x 14" (21.59 x 35.56 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
: Om1462_1168455_005 Subjects
: Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Ohio Government; Suffrage; Women Suffrage; Temperance Places
: Caldwell (Ohio); Noble County (Ohio)