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Mrs. Ella M. Dean of Montana is the official hostess of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage at its new home, the Cameron House, Washington, D.C. Mrs. Dean also rendered valuable servicesMiss Hazel Hunkins of Montana on the picket lineMiss Jeannette Rankin, of Montana, speaking from the balcony of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Monday, April 2, 1917Mrs. Helena Hill Weed of Norwalk, Conn., was a graduate of Vassar College and Montana School of Mines.Miss Clara Louise Rowe, of Syracuse, N.Y., ... worked in ...Montana, where she organized most of the countriesMiss Berta Crone, of Dupuyer, MontanaThe Suffrage Daily News, the short-lived paper in which this photo ran on November 2, 1914, identified these suffrage campaigners only by their husband’s names while noting that the women had campaigned for the vote in four different Montana counties. Left to Right: Mrs. R.F. Foote, Mrs. J.B. Ellis, chairman, Silver Bow County, Mrs. H. Salholm, Mrs. A. Obermyer and Mrs. E.G. Clinch. MHS Photo Archives 951-821Belle Fligelman poses in front of Belle Chabourne Hall at the University of Wisconsin. MHS Photo Archives PAc 85-31Laura Tolman Scott

Mrs. Ella M. Dean, Miss Hazel Hunkins,  Miss Jeannette Rankin,  Mrs. Helena Hill Weed,  Miss Clara Louise Rowe, Miss Berta Crone, in car: Mrs. R.F. Foote, Mrs. J.B. Ellis, Mrs. H. Salholm, Mrs. A. Obermyer and Mrs. E.G. Clinch, Belle Fligelman, Laura Tolman Scott 

About Suffrage Sketches

Suffrage Supporters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1900-1920

Beginning in June 2015, we at Women and Social Movements in the United States launched a crowdsourcing project that will result in the online publication of the “Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States.”  When completed in 2020 or 2021 this resource will include about 3,000 biographical sketches of women supporters of woman suffrage campaigns in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Read more...

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For access to a research guide for volunteers preparing bio sketches, click here. To view a sample biographical sketch to use as a template, click here.

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