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Once upon a time in Ada

Ohio Women Suffrage in Ada

By Leland Crouse

October 1916 – A meeting was held at the Presbyterian Church under the auspices of the Ohio Women Suffrage association to form a suffrage group here. The local committee included Mrs. D.O. Betz, Mrs. E.E. McCoppin, Mrs. J.E. Hesser, Mrs. J.I. Barnsy and Mrs. J.C. McDowell. Officers of the newly formed Women’s Suffrage organization in Ada were Mrs. C.S. Ames, president; Mrs. E.E. McAlpin, vice president; Miss Rhea Welsh, secretary; and Mrs. J. Guy Deming, treasurer.