On April 24, 1920, fifteen women organized a Republican Women’s Club in Roosevelt, the first in Duchesne County.
Women Hold Democratic Rally in Ioka
A “Mrs. Orser” and “Mrs. Parley Lambert,” both of Roosevelt, organized a Democratic rally for women in Ioka on October 29 ahead of the November 1928 elections.
Ladies' Republican Clubs Organized
Ladies’ Republican Clubs were organized throughout Duschene County on May 16, 1932, at a meeting in Roosevelt with Mrs. Jessie Cann, vice-chairman of the Republican state central committee. Clubs were set up for Duchesne, Mt. Emmons, Roosevelt, and Myton. Women often organized in political clubs to gain influence and power in official political party organizations, which were still generally dominated by men although women in Utah had been voting for decades. In Roosevelt, the women elected to leadership positions in the Ladies’ Republican Club included Mattie Edwards as chairman, Clara Hanson as vice president, Mary Mackay as secretary and treasurer, and Hazel Ashton as chair of the program committee.