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Mrs. William F. Troxell

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Mrs. William F. Troxell

On August 26, 1920, the United States Secretary of State issued a proclamation certifying the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. For twenty-six million American women, the right to vote became law.

Mrs. William F. Troxell served as president of the Allegany County Woman's Suffrage Association in 1920. The Cumberland Daily News of that same date reports that Mrs. Troxell appeared at the Allegany Trades Council at its meeting the night before to seek permission to march in the annual Labor Day Parade and that "it was the intention of the women to stage a celebration on that day." Troxell noted that the Trades Council was the first organization in the county to endorse the suffrage movement and that the women felt "duty bound to join with labor in the demonstration." Permission to join the parade was approved, and the newspaper reported that the women were expected to be given a place of honor at the head of the parade.


Text: From the Cumberland Daily News, August 26, 1920.

Women’s Suffrage Postcard postmarked February 27, 1915 and from the collection of Angela and Albert Feldstein.

In Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, is the grave of William Fillmore Troxell, "died 1 Mar 1923, Son of John Troxell & Christiann Sponseller. Druggist & Tenor. Married Anna Belle Darr, 1886." It is possible that the Mrs. William Troxell, president of the Allegany County Woman's Suffrage Association, was Anna Belle Troxell.

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Allegany County

Allegany County (Md.)--Biography; Allegany County (Md.)--Women.

Allegany County, (Md.)

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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