But it is known Butler County women and men participated in activities in the decades leading up to that ratification. For example, Stella Weiler Taylor, who lived from 1869 to 1953, and wrote a longtime column called “Rosemary, That’s for Remembrance,” in The Hamilton Journal News, recalled meeting suffrage advocate Susan B. Anthony in Hamilton as a young girl.
“She remembers talking with Susan B. Anthony and how she had influenced her,” Creighton said. “We’re hoping somebody out there has a story as to ‘Grandma was a suffragette,’ or some sort of information, because we really would like to tell the local story.”
People with information can call the society at 513-893-9930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taylor in 1937 recalled meeting Anthony as “a little girl,” probably in the 1870s, when Anthony stayed at the Straub House in what now is Hamilton’s Rossville neighborhood, gave a speech at the Globe Opera House, where Miami Hamilton’s downtown location now is on High Street.