Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I also found this online on the Maryland Archives website. This Resolution is the Maryland General Assembly's reaction to Congress' 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote in the United States. Also, it distinctly states that Maryland will not ratify this amendment, however, as my previous post shows, Maryland's ratification was not needed.
Emma Maddox Funck was the sister of Etta Maddox and like her sister was a suffragist. Mrs. Funck was widely involved in clubs and organizations supporting woman suffrage movements. She was the president of the Baltimore Suffrage Club from 1897 to 1920, which was a part of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Additionally, Mrs. Funck was the president of the Maryland Woman Suffrage Association from 1904 to 1920. In 1921, Emma along with five other women found the Maryland Federation of Republican Women and she became the president of the Baltimore Republican Club. Mrs. Funck also ran for legislature in 1923 and ran for Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in Baltimore, however, she did not win either. "Mrs. Funck led a full and active life…in her own way, (she) helped to make some of the gains upon which feminists who followed her based their actions and moved ahead to make additional gains for all women" (Wallace, 145-146).
Wallace, Mal Hee Son. "Emma J. Maddox Funck, 1853-1940: Maryland Suffrage Leader" In Notable Maryland Women, edited by Winifred G. Helmes, 225-29. Cambridge: Tidewater Publishers, 1977.