Re: Help identify women in photo with Governor Morrow signing KY ratification of 19th Amendment

Here's a list of people we've identified so far in the iconic photo of Kentucky Governor Edwin P. Morrow signing the Kentucky legislature's ratification of the 19th Amendment passed on June 6, 1920. Library of Congress, Lot 5543, Suggestions for corrections to our guesses are heartily welcomed.

Margaret Weissinger Castleman 1918

Margaret Weissinger (Mrs. Samuel T.) Castleman (1880-1945) of Louisville, Kentucky. A year before she was married, according to an article in the Courier-Journal (16 February 1909), p. 4, Margaret gave a speech on the woman suffrage movement in large U.S. cities and in Europe at an event honoring Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott.

30th Convention Kentucky Equal Rights Association - Program

50W29: "Thirtieth Convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association" Program, box 1, folder 3 of the Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910-1950, bulk 1920-1932 (bulk dates), University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

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Thirtieth Convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association


Re: Margaret Weissinger Castleman, Louisville Suffragist and Democratic Party Leader

Having extensively studied the Harry Weissinger family, I would agree with some of the profile as currently posted. However, there are a number of factual corrections that should be made.

First, Margaret attended college at Thompson and Peebles School in New York City (source: September 25, 1898 Courier-Journal, pg. 22). Her younger sister, Lilian, also went to college there and according to family accounts attended exercise classes at Madison Square Garden.

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