07 jul 13

Esther Allen Howland (13 jul 1801 – 14 apr 1860 | Plymouth MA – Worcester MA) regional cookbook author of recipes, medical remedies, money-saving advice

Mary Emily Foy (13 jul 1862 – 21 feb 1962 | Los Angeles CA – Los Angeles CA) librarian, educator, women’s rights activist, first female head librarian Los Angeles Public Library (at age 18)

Mary Emma Woolley (12 jul 1863 – 05 sep 1947 | South Norwalk CT – Westport NY) author, educator, suffragist, peace activist, first female student at Brown University, President of Mount Holyoke College

June Etta Downey (13 jul 1875 – 11 oct 1932 | Laramie WY – Trenton NJ) poet, author, columnist, philosopher, psychologist, handwriting / personality researcher

Marie Christine Kohler (13 jul 1876 – 11 oct 1943 | Sheboygan WI – Sheboygan WI) philanthropist, founded Girl Scouts, social / family / community activist,  co-founded The Kohler Foundation, founding member of AAUW (American Association of University Women)

Almeda Sperry (13 jul 1879 – unknown | New Kensington PA – unknown) anarchist, union organizer, newspaper writer, political activist, former prostitute

Ilonka Karasz (13 jul 1896 – 26 may 1981 | Budapest, Hungary – Warwick NY) artist, potter, designer,  printmaker, decorative arts expert, magazine cover / children’s book illustrator [obituary]

Josefina Niggli (13 jul 1910 – 17 dec 1983 | Monterrey, Mexico – Cullowhee NC) novelist, playwright, professor, screenwriter

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