“Dear Son, … Hurray and vote for Suffrage and don’t keep them in doubt. I noticed Chandlers’ speech, it was very bitter. I’ve been waiting to see how you stood but have not seen anything yet…. Don’t forget to be a god boy and help Mrs. Catt with her “Rats.” Is she the one that put rat in ratification, Ha! No more from mama this time. With lots of love, Mama.”
The daughter of a disabled Confederate veteran, Febb Ensminger Burn was a college graduate. After her husband suddenly passed away, she was not even able to inherit the 120 acre farm. She went on to successfully manage the farm. Many of the men who worked for her could not even read or write, but they could still vote. She had followed the woman suffrage movement for years, and was reading the newspapers every day during the special session, watching to see how her son Harry stood on the controversial issue.