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Thinking Women: A Timeline of Suffrage in Utah

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Chapter 4:

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  • “Now in the formative period of your constitution…” – “Susan B. Anthony’s Letter,” Woman’s Exponent 23, no. 3-4 (Aug. 1, and Aug. 15, 1894): 169.
  • “The Democrats of Utah are unequivocally in favor of woman suffrage..” – “Rawlins and Victory,” Salt Lake Herald-Republican, Sept. 16, 1894, 6.
  • As president of the UWSA… “Equal Suffrage,” Salt Lake Herald-Republican, February 4, 1894, p. 8.
  • Congress passed the Enabling Act…”Coming Statehood,” Salt Lake Tribune, July 18, 1894, p. 4.
  • Susan B. Anthony wrote to Utah women…“Susan B. Anthony’s Letter,” Woman’s Exponent 23, no. 3-4 (Aug. 1, and Aug. 15, 1894): 169.
  • The women of the Beaver County Woman Suffrage Association…Beaver County Woman Suffrage Association papers, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.
  • At the Republican territorial convention…”The Platform,” Salt Lake Tribune, September 12, 1894, p. 1.
  • Democratic Party delegates… “Rawlins and Victory,” Salt Lake Herald-Republican, Sept. 16, 1894, 6.

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  • “I believe in a future for woman…”; “They tell us that woman suffrage…”; “It is woman’s destiny…”; “So I say that if the price of statehood…”; “Equal Suffrage will prove the brightest…”; “I have never known a woman…” – Orson F. Whitney and Franklin S. Richards, in Utah State Archives and Records Service, Statehood Constitutional Convention (1895) Records, Series 3212, Mar. 28, Mar. 30, and Apr. 5, 1895. 
  • “The rights of citizens of the state of Utah to vote and hold office…” – Utah State Constitution, Article IV, J. Willard Marriott Digital Library.
  • “It seems almost too good to be true that we have equal suffrage.” – Emmeline B. Wells, Diary, v. 19, Nov. 7, 1895, 340, BYU. 
  • “Hurrah for Utah, No. 3. State…” – Susan B. Anthony, in “Equal Suffrage in the Constitution.” Woman’s Exponent 23, no. 19 (May 1, 1895): 260. 
  • “We all felt it a great day in the history of Utah.” – Ruth May Fox, Diary, Mar. 18, 1895, CHL.
  • On April 18, the constitutional convention… “Victory was Bloodless,” Salt Lake Herald-Republican, April 19, 1895, p. 1.

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  • “I was always advocating woman’s rights…” – Mary Isabella Horne in “Conference N.A.W.S.A.,” Woman’s Exponent 24, no. 11-12 (Nov. 1 and 15, 1895): 77.
  • “Those two states…” – Susan B. Anthony in “Conference N.A.W.S.A.,” Woman’s Exponent 24, no. 11-12 (Nov. 1 and 15, 1895): 79.
  • “The work of the world…” – Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, in “Conference N.A.W.S.A.,” Woman’s Exponent 24, no. 7-8 (Sept. 1 and 15, 1895): 55.
  • “Years ago I would not have dared…” – Sarah M. Kimball, in “Conference N.A.W.S.A.,” Woman’s Exponent 24, no. 9 (Oct. 1, 1895): 61.
  • “When the last barrier to woman is removed…” – Lucy A. Clark, in “Conference N.A.W.S.A.,” Woman’s Exponent 24, no. 20-21 (Apr. 1, 1896): 53.
  • The NAWSA Rocky Mountain Suffrage Convention… “The Rocky Mountain Suffrage Convention,” Utah Women Making History.

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Chapter 5:

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  • “I…shall stand for the recognition of Mormon women…” – May Wright Sewall, letter to Susa Young Gates, January 10, 1899, Susa Young Gates Papers, General Correspondence, National Council of Women, CHL, 30.
  • Hannah Kaaepa and nine other Utah representatives… Salt Lake City Herald, February 26, 1899; New York Tribune February 15, 1899; Amanda Hendrix-Komoto, “Hannah Kaapea, Advocate of Hawaiian Women’s Rights,” Utah Women’s History.
  • Controversy arose…Emmeline B. Wells, Diary, v. 24, February 11, 1899, 78, BYU; Carol Cornwall Madsen, “The Power of Combination: Emmeline B. Wells and the National and International Councils of Women,” BYU Studies 33, no. 4 (1993), 655.
  • As a medical doctor… Voting record for Senate Bill 40 page 17, Utah State Archives.
  • Even before declaring her candidacy… HB124, Utah State Archives; Heber M. Wells, quoted in Harriet Horne Arrington, “Alice Merrill Horne, Art Promoter and Early Utah Legislator,” Utah Historical Quarterly 58, no. 3 (Summer 1990): 272. 
  • As the only two women… Voting record for SB 40, 1899, Utah State Archives; Alice Merrill Horne autobiography in possession of family.

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Chapter 6:

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Epilogue:

  • “Let us not waste our talents…” – Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon to Barbara Replogle, May 1, 1885, Martha H. Cannon Collection, CHL.
  • “Remember the women of Zion…” – Emmeline B. Wells, “The Fortieth Volume,” Woman’s Exponent 40, no.1 (July 1, 1911): 4.

 

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