Month: October 2017

29 oct 1795 | Lucy Thurston

29 oct 1795 Lucy Goodale Thurston
Lucy Goodale Thurston (29 oct 1795 – 13 oct 1876 | Marlborough MA – Honolulu HI) teacher, memoirist, letter correspondent, first Christian missionary wife in Hawaii | women.born.october @ susanpowersbourne.net

28 oct 1809 | Catherine Ladd

28 oct 1809 Catherine Stratton Ladd
Catherine Stratton Ladd (28 oct 1809 – 30 jan 1899 | Richmond VA – Buckhead SC) poet, educator, essayist, playwright, Civil War nurse, early Confederate flag designer | women.born.october @ susanpowersbourne.net

27 oct 1826 | M.E.W. Sherwood

27 oct 1826 Mary Elizabeth Wilson Sherwood
Mary Elizabeth Wilson [M.E.W.] Sherwood (27 oct 1826 – 12 sep 1903 | Keene NH – Manhattan NY) poet, essayist, memoirist, travel / etiquette writer, autobiographical author | women.born.october @ susanpowersbourne.net

26 oct 1818 | Elizabeth Prentiss

26 oct 1818 Elizabeth Payson Prentiss
Elizabeth Payson Prentiss (26 oct 1818 – 13 aug 1878 | Portland ME – Dorset VT) author, hymnist, educator, memoirist | women.born.october @ susanpowersbourne.net

25 oct 1782 | Mary Lisa

25 oct 1782 Mary Hempstead Keeney Manuel Lisa
Mary Hempstead Keeney Lisa (25 oct 1782 – 03 sep 1869 | New London CT – Galena IL) folk figure, aka Aunt Manuel, first white woman to enter upper Missouri Indian territory | women.born.october @ susanpowersbourne.net

23 oct 1840 | Mary Adams

23 oct 1840 Mary Jane Mathews Adams
Mary Jane Mathews Adams (23 oct 1840 – 11 dec 1902 | Brooklyn NY – Redlands CA) poet, author, philanthropist, patron of arts / libraries | women.born.october @ susanpowersbourne.net

22 oct 1833 | Emily Miller

23 oct 1840 Mary Jane Mathews Adams
Emily Huntington Miller (22 oct 1833 – 02 nov 1913 | Brooklyn CT – Northfield MN) poet, author, educator, hymn writer, lay groundwork for formation of National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) | women.born.october @ susanpowersbourne.net