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Caroline McCullough Everhard


An ardent advocate of women’s rights, Caroline McCullough Everhard was Ohio’s first female bank director. The founder and first president of Massillon Women’s Suffrage Association, she was president of the Ohio Suffrage Association for ten years. In 1894, with Governor McKinley’s help, Mrs. Everhard was instrumental in passage of a bill permitting females to vote on school issues and to be elected to local school boards.

Although she later persuaded the state legislature to allow municipalities the option of municipal suffrage for women, her hometown city council did not permit women’s suffrage during her lifetime.