Title

The Life of Montana Suffragist Margaret Jones Souders

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Mentor’s Full Name

Anya Jabour

Faculty Mentor’s Department

History

Abstract

This research examines the life and work of Margaret Jones Sounders, a Montana woman active during the suffrage movement in the state. Souders was identified as a key suffragist in the state of Montana in the History of Woman Suffrage book, originally published in 1881. The research for this project was conducted through the use of genealogy sites Ancestry and Heritage Quest, historical Montana newspapers, digitized materials included in the Montana Memory Project, and documents from the Montana Historical Society. Little if any research has been conducted about the majority of individuals included in the History of Woman Suffrage. We learn more about Souders’s life and suffrage work by tracing her movement across the state of Montana and her interactions with various clubs and organizations. Through this project we can understand that Souders played a role as a figure in the Montana Federated Women’s Clubs and encouraged more women to get involved Her life reveals previously hidden aspects of the suffrage movement at the state level.

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Humanities

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The Life of Montana Suffragist Margaret Jones Souders

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This research examines the life and work of Margaret Jones Sounders, a Montana woman active during the suffrage movement in the state. Souders was identified as a key suffragist in the state of Montana in the History of Woman Suffrage book, originally published in 1881. The research for this project was conducted through the use of genealogy sites Ancestry and Heritage Quest, historical Montana newspapers, digitized materials included in the Montana Memory Project, and documents from the Montana Historical Society. Little if any research has been conducted about the majority of individuals included in the History of Woman Suffrage. We learn more about Souders’s life and suffrage work by tracing her movement across the state of Montana and her interactions with various clubs and organizations. Through this project we can understand that Souders played a role as a figure in the Montana Federated Women’s Clubs and encouraged more women to get involved Her life reveals previously hidden aspects of the suffrage movement at the state level.