Hopedale Suffrage Club Is Formed and Plans Busy Season

    Hopedale, Nov. 16-The newly formed Hopedale Suffrage Club met Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Herbert
    Shattuck and plans for the winter work were discussed and much interest manifested at the session.    
    Mrs. Mary Moore, a retired teacher from the Framingham Normal School, is president of the club, and Mrs.
    J.N. Nutter is secretary and treasurer.  Mrs. Cranston S. Thayer and Mrs. Proctor constitute a membership
    committee.   

    The club is to study citizenship and community interest, and work for the Red Cross.  Membership is not
    limited to suffragists, and anyone interested in the proposed line of study on the Red Cross is eligible, and
    may make application to the membership committee.

    The club proposes to hold a pre-Thanksgiving food sale in the store of H.L. Patrick.  Milford Daily News,
    November 16, 1916

    Hopedale women were far more militant in the days of the Hopedale Community than they seem to have
    been in 1916. To read what Abby Hills Price had to say sixty-six years earlier at the Worcester Women's
    Rights Convention in 1850, click here.  
From Wikipedia

    The newspaper clippings on this page are from the
    weekly Milford Gazette and were copied from a
    scrapbook at the Bancroft Library, Hopedale.

Fanny Osgood is in the center in stripes in the photo above.

    Since putting this page together, I've lost track of where I
    got this very blurry photo of the plaque. Evidently at the
    time I cropped out the Massachusetts section, from a
    much better version than the one above, but now that
    one is all I have of the entire thing. I didn't have any luck
    searching online for it. If you have a better version of it,
    I'd be very grateful if you'd send it to me at
    danm41@verizon.net

    There's a somewhat similar-looking one for New York
    that turns up in searches, but not this one.