Women Suffragettes in Kent

This photo was shared on another Kent history page. “Picture is dated July 4th, 1919. Says it was taken on Meeker Street. 4th person from the left is Klinkensmith, 5th is Jennie (Jensen) Johnson”. -John

The conversation afterwards thought it was related to Women’s Rights. … “just one month earlier from this picture on June 4, 1919 the 19th amendment was sent to the states for ratification. With their white dresses I’m fairly confident these women are suffragettes and are advocating for passage of the amendment.” -Julie

“The little house was Townes (Mary, Henry and Florence) and the big house was the house we lived in (Farman’s) across from where Valley Elementary” -Lynn

Also added was “1919…..women were winning the right to vote and Kent went dry from 1919 to 1933.
The Kent gents would go to what they called little Kent (Thomas) to wet their whistles.
Also the saloons were still up and running in O’brien during these trying times. Lol” -Eric

Social Media is an excellent way to share the bits of history people know and pull it together into a larger story!
Thank you for allowing us to share this John!

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