Woman’s Rights Movement in Miami County
Much of the story of the Woman's movement in Miami is a page in construction because we are literally pulling the information from many sources to piece back together a story that has long been forgotten. We ask that you bare with us as we revise the page now and again.
The Peru Woman's Franchise League was organized
on October 15th, 1914, at the assembly room of the Peru Public Library
by Dr. Amelia Keller, president of the Woman's Franchise League of Indiana.
The purpose of the league was "to educate the women of the state in civic consciousness and to secure for them the ballot"
(Peru Republican 16 Oct 1914).
Mexico - June 1917
President: Mrs. Webster Edwards
Vice President: Mrs. Charles F Rendel and Mrs. Leroy Grafft
Secretary: Mrs. Edward Fisher
Treasurer: Mrs. W S Bond
The 1918 Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense cards provided an invaluable ordersource to help reconstruct the list of women who were involved in the Franchise League in Miami County. We regret that we only had 3767 out of 8503 cards filled out by the women of Miami County but they enabled us to identify about 140 women.
some 50 more thanks to the
Franchise League directories published online by the Indiana
State Library digital collection - https://digitalcollections.library.in.gov/
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