Kerr Museum
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Women's Suffrage in Clearfield County

1910 - 1920

The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

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1915 - Suffrage activity in Bells Landing
1915 - New Washington boro, Justice Bell
Suffrage action 1915 - In Osceola Mills
Justice Bell on the special-made truck was taken to Philipsburg during the 1915 parade for Suffrage
'Suffrage' display in Kerr Museum 1
'Suffrage' display in Kerr Museum 2
'Suffrage' display in Kerr Museum 3
'Suffrage' display in Kerr Museum 4
Front Steps of Kerr Home in 1920....same setting as in 2020!

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Here are the Pennsylvania voting results for Womens Suffrage in 1915 !

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The 1915 map photo text reads as follows:

THIS MAP is published for the friends of Equal Rights, and will be furnished free upon request by the Pennsylvania Men’s League for Woman Suffrage, Farm Journal Building, Washington Square , Philadelphia.

   The total vote in the state on November 2nd, 1915, was 385,348 for Woman Suffrage, and 441,034 against, comprising man adverse majority of 55,686, of which Philadelphia contributed 45,272. More than half of the area of the state declared for Woman Suffrage.  The majority against Woman Suffrage in the black counties was 105,331.  The majority against Woman Suffrage outside Philadelphia was 10,414.  The majority against Woman Suffrage in nine semi-German counties was 41,153.  Suffrage won 46.63 percent of the whole state vote and 49.16 percent outside of Philadelphia.”

     NOTE: Clearfield County voted... 

 For – 4,999      

Against – 2,825     

 ...Woman Suffrage.

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May 2, 2021.


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May 30, July 4

& Sept. 5th .


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