Worked for suffrage with Western Maryland Methodist deaconesses and suffragists

Julia Slocum Walker Ruhl was West Virginia Equal Rights Suffrage Association President and very well-known. She helped unite groups in the West Virginia referendum and national campaigns. Ruhl’s family spent summers at their Mt. Lake Park cottage in Garrett County and were active in the Methodist Church’s Chautauqua movement. There, she continued her suffrage work, supported by other Methodist deaconesses, with meetings, speeches and writings. The Clarksburg Telegram published a cheering message to West Virginia suffragists written from her home in Mt. Lake Park in 1916.