Clay, Farmer, Henry speaking on women's rights in KY House of Representatives, 13 January 1898

A broadside available at the University of Kentucky's Laura Clay papers, Special Collections Research Center. It reads: "Public Speaking! at the Representative Hall. Miss Laura Clay, Mrs. Eugenia B. Farmer, Mrs. Josephine K.

KERA is Founded

At the American Woman Suffrage Association annual convention in Ohio, the Kentucky Equal Rights Association is founded. Representatives from Fayette and Kenton County come together to form the organization, and elect Laura Clay as their first President. Other officers of the new organization include Ellen Battle Dietrick and Mary Barr Clay as Vice-Presidents, Eugenia B. Farmer as the corresponding secretary, Anna M. Deane in the position of recording secretary, and Isabella H. Shepard as treasurer. 


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Ninth Annual KERA Convention

The ninth annual convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association is held at Guild Hall, Trinity Church, Covington. The officers elected include: Laura Clay (President), Mary Barr Clay (1st Vice President), Mary Cramer (2nd Vice President), Mrs. S.M. Hubbard (3rd Vice President), Eugenia B. Farmer (Corresponding Secretary), Sarah Hardin Sawyer (Recording Secretary), and Isabella H. Shepard (Treasurer).

Eighth Annual KERA Convention

The eighth annual convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association is held at the Courthouse in Richmond. Officers elected include: Laura Clay (President), Mary Barr Clay (1st Vice President), Mary Cramer (2nd Vice President), Miss Belle Bennett (3rd Vice President), Eugenia B. Farmer (Corresponding Secretary), Mary Ritchie McKee (Recording Secretary), and Isabella H. Shepard (Treasurer).

Seventh Annual KERA Convention

The seventh annual KERA Convention is held at Merrick Lodge in Lexington. Officers include: Laura Clay (President), Mary Barr Clay (1st Vice President), Mrs. Mary Cramer (2nd Vice President), Mrs. Mary K. Jones (3rd Vice President), Mrs. Eugenia B. Farmer (Corresponding Secretary), Sarah M. Siewers M.D. (Recording Secretary), and Isabella H. Shepard (Treasurer).

Sixth Annual KERA Convention

The sixth annual KERA Convention is held at Fifth Street Christian Church in Newport. Officers include: Laura Clay (President), Mary Barr Clay (1st Vice President), Mrs. Mary Cramer (2nd Vice President), Mrs. Thomas L. Jones (3rd Vice President), Mrs. Eugenia B. Farmer (Corresponding Secretary), Mrs. Mary Muggeridge (Recording Secretary), and Mrs. Isabella H. Shepard (Treasurer).

Fifth Annual KERA Convention

The fifth annual KERA Convention is held at the Courthouse in Richmond. Officers include Laura Clay (President), Mary Barr Clay (1st Vice President), Hon. W.R. Ramsey (2nd Vice President), Mrs. Mary Cramer (3rd Vice President), Eugenia B. Farmer (Corresponding Secretary), Mrs. Mary Muggeridge (Recording Secretary), and Isabella H. Shepard (Treasurer).

Fourth Annual KERA Convention

The fourth annual KERA Convention is held in Liederkranz Hall in Louisville.  Officers include Laura Clay (President), Mary Barr Clay (1st Vice President), Hon. W.R. Ramsey (2nd Vice President), Caroline A. Leech (3rd Vice President), Eugenia Farmer (Corresponding Secretary), May R. Patterson (Recording Secretary), Isabella H. Shepard (Treasurer).

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