In the 1880 's, Laura Addams struggled to find her place in the world. She battled with health problems at an early age, graduated from the Rockford Female Semiary in Illinois in 1881, and then traveled and briefly attended medical school. Soon however, Laura Addams began one trip with her friend Ellen Gates Starr, and the
Annie Oakley Annie Oakley was a famous sharpshooter in the late 1800’s. She became known as one of the leading women of the American west. One of her famous quotes was: “Aim at a high mark and you’ll hit it. No not the first time, not the second and maybe not the third. But keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect.
He entered a common-law marriage with Deborah Read who was the mother to two of his children but later divorced. After being abandoned by her first husband, Deborah was relieved to remarry. In 1774, Deborah died of a stroke and was buried in the cemetery of Christ Church next to Benjamin. Ben had a daughter and two sons (one out of marriage). His daughter, Sarah,was brought into the world in 1743 and went on to marry and have 7 children blessing her father with grandchildren.
Elizabeth being the eighth. Five of her siblings died early on in their childhood. Another died later on right before he was supposed to graduate from Union College. Later she went on to graduate from the same college. As an adult she was an American Suffragist, Social Activist, Abolitionist, leading figure of the Women 's Rights Movement, and a writer.
” Clara Barton was a fighter. Although Clara Barton may not have fought in the war, she was one of the greatest fighters on the battlefield. Clara Barton was a brave American women and this led her discovery of the American Red Cross. Barton’s discovery created something that would have a lasting impact on America and the soldiers who fought to protect the land of the free. Clara Barton was such a great woman in our American history.
The media used propaganda for many reason, but the media used propaganda directed towards women a lot in World War II. The media did this to raise moral, to get women to volunteer, and to start getting jobs. An article discussed one of the most famous uses of propaganda from World War II which was Rosie the Riveter. This article talked about how Rosie was a symbol for American women to start working and to help the war effort on the home front. Rosie was a symbol to women that they could achieve this task and to show everyone how tough women are (Rupp, 2004, p. 53).
This devastating injury ended his basketball career. However, he stayed at SLU as a student. (L12) (L47) While attending St. Louis U., in 1950, he ran away with his second cousin, Connye Hanna, and married in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Connye was the granddaughter of Lizzie’s sister, Rachel (Lorne) Hall. Two weeks before they married, Connye, having gotten pregnant by another boy, gave birth to a baby girl name Cydne Rae.
This is a book filled with excerpts from Cornelia Hancock who was a female nurse during the Civil War. In the book it really shows how woman like Cornelia wanted to serve for their nation. Not being able to do the actual fighting, they found other ways to be of service. Hancock faced the prejudices most female nurses did at the time, but still worked tirelessly to assist as many soldiers as possible. Although most of what really happened to Hancock was censored, this book still shows the true heroism woman of that time
When she was six years old her mother passed away and Jacobs discovered the tragic truth; she was a slave. After he mothers death, “she was sent to live in the home of her mother’s mistress, Margaret Horniblow” (“Harriet Jacobs”). As stated by law, slaves are property, therefore distributed as so in the estate unless granted freedom by the owner. When Horniblow passed, Jacobs was sent to her niece, daughter of Dr. James Norcom (“Harriet Jacobs”). Soon after her move to the Norcom’s estate, Dr. Norcom began pursuing her.
She took his last name, and changed her first name to Harriet in honor of her mother. In 1849, she was scared that she and other slaves were going to be sold because her slave master was ill. Harriet Tubman planned to run away, and set out one night with the assistance from a white woman. She finally reached Pennsylvania where she found a job and saved money for herself. The following year she returned to Maryland to get her sister, and her sister’s children so they could experience freedom as well. Not long after, she made a second trip back to the south to get her brother and two other unknown men.
Deborah Sampson was one of the first woman to fight in a war such as the American revolution. Deborah was born on December 1st 1760 in Massachusetts. Although she descended from the pilgrim stock her entire family was very poor. When Deborah was fairly young her father was sent on a sea voyage and never returned. After the tragic incident with her father Deborah 's mother was forced to place Deborah and all of her siblings into separate households were they could be cared for.
U.S. records show that Mary spent the last years of her life living in the Carlisle home of her son, John Hays, and his wife Elizabeth. The Hays had seven children, providing Mary with many opportunities to be with the children she loved. Mary McCauley died in January of 1832, at the age 79. She is buried in the Old Graveyard in Carlisle. Her gravesite is marked with a stone that reads “ Molly McCauley .” On June 28, 1905, the Patriotic Order of Sons of America unveiled an additional monument, a cannon planted over her grave.
My second nominee is; Nellie Mcclung. "She was spirited, she was amazing, she was effective," afew commonly used words to describe Nellie McClung. She was a female activist, One of Nellie 's best influences was her mom. Her family 's influence was not a doubt the reason she became an activist. Her mom thought that every child had the right to an education, and her hole family encouraged her to learn all she could.
Richard Bayley then went to London for medical studies and Elizabeth was left with Charlotte Barclay. Despite the motherly figure Charlotte had become, she rejected Elizabeth and her older sister. They both went to live with their aunt and uncle in New Rochelle. Later, in 1794 Elizabeth married William Magee Seton. Five short years into their marriage, Will’s father died, leaving the young couple with his business and his seven children.
Most of her late adulthood was centered on taking care of her sick husband and mother and church activities. In 2008 her husband Raymond became very sick and later passed away. She then took on the role of taking care of her mother who too became ill. Due to her illness, she moved her mother in her house where she took care of her and accommodated all of her needs for several years before her passing in 2013. 2013 was also the year that her great-great granddaughter was born, making her the sixth generation alive at the time in our family. Also, all she has been through from picking cotton, and witnessing racism and segregation, she was able to experience the United States having the a African American president for the first