: This broadside announces the Ohio Woman Suffrage Convention held in Warren, Ohio in 1891. Ohio suffrage leader Frances Casement kept her notes on the back of the handbill. The Ohio Woman Suffrage Association (OWSA) was established in 1869. The organization worked closely with local and national suffrage, or the right to vote, groups including the National Association for Woman Suffrage. OWSA disbanded with the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in 1920. Many of its members joined the League of Women Voters, which was established at that time. Frances Jennings 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 became involved in the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association, serving as its president from 1885 to 1888. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Presidents and Politics; Civil Liberties; Ohio Women; Suffrage; Suffragists Places
: Warren (Ohio); Trumbull County (Ohio); Painesville (Ohio); Lake County (Ohio)