Thanks to Kindred Connection at WordPress it dawned on me that ninety-seven years ago today—18 August 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote. As my fellow blogger remembered to honor the women in her family who were able to vote on this date I will do the same. As to which of the following women voted that first November I will probably never know.
Edith May Hammel born 01 Apr 1897, died 15 Oct 1988 lived her entire life in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Emma Jane Ramsey born 10 May 1890 died 05 Jun 1971 lived her entire life in Lincoln County, West Virginia.
Anna Marie Brecht born 15 Aug 1856 in Rinboussia Germany and died 29 May 1926 in South Heights, Pennsylvania.
Margaret J Holley born 05 Nov 1853 in Hamlin, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States died 02 Jan 1922 in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States
Ariminta Belle Scites born 10 May 1866 and died 16 Feb 1948, lived her entire life in Lincoln County, West Virginia
May Thomas born 01 May 1888 and died 30 Oct 1967 she was born and died in Pennsylvania.
Rachel Jenkins, born 21 Apr 1852 in Ystradgynlais, Breconshire, Wales died 30 Nov 1920 in Lorain, Ohio
Ethel M Schooler, born 13 Sep 1891 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee and died 21 Dec 1962 in Aliquippa, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Edna Frese born in 1892 and died in 1963, she lived her whole life in Pennsylvania.
Ada Davis born 16 Nov 1860 in Pennsylvania and died 20 Mar 1922 in Lorain, Ohio
Mary Ann Kronk, born April 1861 in Ohio and died 1946 in Pennsylvania.
Ernestine Keil, born 10 Sep 1864 in Germany and died 17 Dec 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I have other grandmother’s that may have been alive and citizens at this time but I do not currently have dates of death to confirm. Perhaps for 2020 I will have a complete list.