| In 1897, Margaret White Houston, representing the
Equal Suffrage Club of Sussex County, spoke eloquently to the
Delaware Constitutional Convention in favor of including woman's
suffrage in the new document. Her words, and those of other
Delaware suffragists, fell on deaf ears. Women did not get
the vote at that time.
A lifelong Sussex Countain, Margaret White married
Robert G. Houston in 1888. The family lived in
Georgetown. In addition to suffrage, Mrs. Houston was also
involved in Prohibition and in women's clubs. She helped
found the Georgetown New Century Club and was a president of the
Delaware State Federation of Women's Clubs.