Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is known as the first native born American to be canonized by the Catholic Church. Even though not initially being Catholic, she later converted. Many schools and churches are named after her works. The way in which she lived her life will forever have an impact on the world today, in the past, and in the years to come. Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born on August 28, 1774, to Dr. Richard Bayley and Catherine Charlton in New York.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton once said, “In every disappointment let your heart fly directly to your dear Savior. Jesus will never leave you or forsake you.” Elizabeth Ann Bayley was a beautiful soul born on August 28, 1774, in New York City. St. Elizabeth was welcomed into the world by two Episcopalian parents, whose faith she then followed. Along with her guardians, their wealthy family also had another daughter. Seton was born two years before the American Revolution, and grew in the upper class of New York. She learned the importance of giving back, and was often serving others. Not only did Elizabeth know a kind heart, but she was getting to be a very well- rounded woman. Saint Elizabeth was gorgeous, fluent in French, musical, and greatly accomplished.
Childhood On July 6, 1921, Anne Frances Robbins was born in New York City, she was an only child of Kenneth Robbins, a salesman, and Edith Luckett Robbins, an aspiring actress. From an early age, Anne acquired the nickname “Nancy”. During Nancy’s infancy, her father, Kenneth left the marriage, leading to Edith to send her daughter to be raised by her aunt and uncle, Virginia and C. Audley Galbraith, in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, Nancy attended Sidwell Friends School.
When you think of September you think of back to school. Right? We all remember the smell of a new box of crayons. Well in the 1900s that was not the case for many children in America. Labor laws were not fair, but there was one American woman in that era that said enough is enough. She fought hard on improving working conditions for many American Her name was Florence Kelley.
Elizabeth Freeman, in the Ashley’s eyes, was just the slave who cleaned the house. Elizabeth was born in 1742 to an enslaved mother and father. When she was only 6 months old, she was sold to the Ashley family to become a slave! Thirty years later, almost nothing had changed. She cleaned the house and swept the floors. She had a daughter known as “little Bet.” Unfortunately, her husband was killed fighting against the British. Elizabeth heard the news of the constitution stating freedom and independence for all from the big events the Ashley Family hosted. Elizabeth had a place in her heart for being free. One day, Mrs. Ashley, Elizabeth, and Elizabeth sister, Lizzy, were in the kitchen when Mrs. Ashley got mad at Lizzy. In her frustration, Mrs. Ashley swung a burning hot shovel at Lizzy. Elizabeth acted quickly, putting out her arm to protect Lizzy. She was hit and she was probably in a tremendous amount of pain. The burn was severe, and lasted her whole life. The Ashley family was treating her terribly! Elizabeth didn’t understand this cruel treatment, so she ran away. Elizabeth had worked for the Ashley family a long time, and losing her was not something the Ashleys would put up with. The Ashleys went to law enforcement, forcing
In the beginning of her reign she was struggling, in response to this the people of her country wanted her to marry a strong man to help her rule. But she wanted none of this. Elizabeth did not want to have a male companion constantly interfering with her decisions and having any power over her. Because she
Xander Spikes R. Emerita English 1020 28th February 2016 The Life of Eliza Eliza Hamilton is a national female icon. She was the wife to our Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. He contributed in molding our nation’s government to even add that Eliza has also done so.
Soon after meeting they went horseback riding and found a quiet pleasure in each others company. In her autobiography she said as they walked through the trees, he laid his hand on the horn of the saddle and, to my surprise,” he proposed (27). When her father found out about the proposal he didn’t consent. Her father didn’t like that Stanton wasn’t rich, also that he was an abolitionist. Stanton was no match for Elizabeth’s father, for in January or February of 1840 she broke off the engagement.
The Fate of Lizzie Walker and Chuck Walker Elizabeth (Lorne) Walker was the youngest child of Charles and Elizabeth Lorne. She was born and raised in Okawville and lived there with her parents until they moved to East St. Louis. Lizzie married Henry Van Osdale in 1920, divorced him, and married him again in 1925. Their marriages were a tumultuous affair caused by a World War I head injury that led him to violent outbursts and insane jealousy. Her third marriage was to an immigrant from Switzerland who worked at the Chase Hotel.
Catherine De Medici, the queen of France, actively positioned her 3 sons as potential mates for Elizabeth. While Elizabeth showed now interest in the first two were quickly dismissed, she showed some interest in the third, Francis, Duke of Alencon. This would prove to be a beneficial alliance for both England and France. Elizabeth was very well aware and she strongly considered the benefits, although, she never actually went through with it. This points out how she was able to see the advantages and disadvantages of marriage.
Charlotte E. Ray In this paper I will be providing you lots of information on Ms. Ray. Charlotte E. Ray accomplished a lot of great things for African American and women in general. Becoming not only the first female African-American lawyer in the United States but also the first to practice in Washington, D.C. Because of her bravery and persistence obstacles were broken. Ray has paved the way for young women of color in today’s society.
Elizabeth Van Lew Elizabeth Van Lew. sewed clothing for the confederates . In her time people would call her crazy bet because she acted crazy for her disguise. When her parents sent her to Quaker school convinced that slavery was bad and wrong . You will learn that Elizabeth Van Lew was a spy for the Union soldiers. You will also learn that Elizabeth Van Lew 's father was a slave owner.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, founder of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s, first active community of Catholic women religious in the United States. She also began St. Joseph’s Academy and the first fee Catholic School for girls staffed by Sisters in Emmitsburg, PA. Mother Seton legacy includes six religious communities with more than 5,000 members, hundreds of schools, social service centers, and hospitals throughout the United States and the world. She was the first U.S. born canonized Saint.
If I could be anyone in history, it would be Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. To most people, that name would not ring any bells. However, more people are slowly becoming aware of her contributions to history. Elizabeth “Eliza” Schuyler was born on August 9, 1757 in Albany, New York. She was close to her many siblings, especially her sister Angelica. She met the man would become her husband, first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in February of 1780. They were married on December 14 of that same year. She gave birth to their first child, Philip (named after her father), in 1782. She would go on to have eight children in total. Their marriage was mostly happy. However, in 1797, Alexander Hamilton released a 94 page pamphlet entitled “The Reynolds