Suffrage politics were hot during 1913.
And that’s one story behind the dedication ceremony on April 24, 2018 for a new historic roadside marker program to become part of Huntington, NY’s business district. It was funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation throughout New York State. The road marker scheduled for Huntington documents a confrontation between those for and against women voting in July 1913. An estimated thousand people out on the streets that evening not only witnessed a suffrage street rally, but also a confrontation between those for and against.
Rosalie Jones accompanied the pro-suffragists. Her mother, Mrs. Mary Jones, represented those against women voting. Mary Jones forced a confrontation with Edna Kearns, and the event was reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle shortly thereafter.
NOW—105 years later—the place and event will become part of downtown Huntington, NY’s business district.
If dinner at the Jones household was anything like the July 1913 street confrontation, sparks must have flown. Read the article for yourself in New York Archives: suffragewagonnewschannel.com/Spiritof1776article.pdf