Activist · Alice Curtice Moyer Wing · Ozarks · Uncategorized · Voting Rights

Janey and Pansy, Ozark Suffrage Agents by Alice Curtice Moyer-Wing

Alice Curtice Moyer Wing wanted equal voting rights for women. She traveled the Missouri Ozarks with her horse La Belle in the 1910s, talking to people about voting rights. Her experiences were chronicled in a series of articles published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1916-1919. Missouriwomen.org is featuring Moyer Wing's articles as we commemorate the 100th… Continue reading Janey and Pansy, Ozark Suffrage Agents by Alice Curtice Moyer-Wing

Activist · Alice Curtice Moyer Wing · Ozarks · Voting Rights

Winning Votes for Women in the Ozarks by Alice Curtice Moyer-Wing

Alice Curtice Moyer Wing wanted equal voting rights for women. She traveled the Missouri Ozarks with her horse La Belle in the 1910s, talking to people about voting rights. Her experiences were chronicled in a series of articles published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1916-1919. Missouriwomen.org is featuring Moyer Wing's articles as we commemorate the 100th… Continue reading Winning Votes for Women in the Ozarks by Alice Curtice Moyer-Wing

Activist · Alice Curtice Moyer Wing · Ozarks · Suffrage · Voting Rights

Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Suffrage with Alice Curtice Moyer Wing

Missouriwomen.org will commemorate the approaching 100th anniversary of women's suffrage by featuring the work of Alice Curtice Moyer Wing. Moyer Wing traveled the Missouri Ozarks with her faithful horse La Belle in the years between 1916-1919. She encountered all sorts of different people, sharing her opinions on the need for equal voting rights for women.… Continue reading Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Suffrage with Alice Curtice Moyer Wing

Activist · Bellefontaine Cemetery · Joint guardianship · St. Louis · Susan Louise Cotton Marsh · Susan Marsh · Webster Groves

Susan Louise Marsh

Susan Marsh was appalled. A fifteen year old girl living in an orphan asylum in St Louis had to hand over her wages to her father, to support his drinking habit. Because of antiquated sole guardianship laws still on the books in Missouri in 1912, any wages that a child made were legally her father's. … Continue reading Susan Louise Marsh

Activist · Author · Crossroads Church Cemetery · Greenville · Suffrage · Wayne County

Roadtrip: Greenville Recreation Area & Crossroads Church Cemetery

The Greenville Recreation Area is set aside to mark the location of Old Greenville, a town that was moved in the 1940s due to the Wappapello Dam. Today there are camping and picnic areas at the site, with a dose of women's history sprinkled in. Alice Curtice Moyer Wing, a suffrage fighter who travelled the eastern Missouri Ozarks… Continue reading Roadtrip: Greenville Recreation Area & Crossroads Church Cemetery

Artist · Drury University · Rose O'Neill

Drury University’s Rose O’Neill House

"I’m not known as an activist," Jackie Warren told me with a pause, "well, I guess I am now." She had just finished telling me about how she and a small group of women at Drury University saved Rose O'Neill's last home from the wrecking ball. That's right, women's history has officially defeated an impending… Continue reading Drury University’s Rose O’Neill House