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In Years Past

April 22, 2014

In 1914, the Chautauqua County woman's suffrage convention opened in the Eagle Temple auditorium in Jamestown on this morning with Mrs. Hettie Sherwin, leader of the first assembly district, presiding. A paper was presented by Mrs. H. A. Hunt of Silver Creek which was read by Mrs. Nellie M. Erb. The subject was The Housewife and the Ballot. "Have you not heard that woman's place is in the home? It should be and is her first business and the biggest, finest women we know, the women who think and who are helping to make the world better, are always the best homemakers. But why should she not have the vote to voice her wishes, to help her in her business of homemaking, the same as a man wants it to voice his preference," read Mrs. Erb.



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