09 sep 13 | Women.Born.Today

Theodosia Ford (13 sep 1741 – 31 aug 1824 | Southampton NY – Morristown NJ) historical folk figure, land / estate manager, hosted winter headquarters for Washington family / guests / troops

Laura Ingersoll Secord (13 sep 1775 – 17 oct 1868 | Great Barrington, Province of Massachusetts Bay – Village of Chippewa, Ontario) folk figure, Canadian heroine, cookbook author

Emily Bradley Neal Haven (13 sep 1827 – 23 aug 1863 | Hudson NY – Mamaroneck NY) children’s author, magazine editor, popular Episcopal writer

Pamela Clemens Moffett (13 sep 1827 – 31 aug 1904 | Jamestown TN – Greenwich CT) musician, music teacher, literary family figure

Marian [Clover] Hooper Adams (13 sep 1843 – 06 dec 1885 | Boston MA – Washington DC) hostess, socialite, pioneering portrait photographer

Anna Lea Merritt (13 sep 1844 – 07 apr 1930 | Philadelphia PA – Dorset, England) etcher, painter

Anna Eliza Webb Dee Young Denning (13 sep 1844 – 07 dec 1917 | Nauvoo IL – Sparks NV) women’s rights advocate, anti-polygamy activist, autobiographical author, one of Brigham Young’s 55 wives

Dita Hopkins Kinney (13 sep 1855 – 16 apr 1921 | New York NY – Bangor ME) nurse, health educator, community health activist, first superintendent of US Army Nurse Corps

Maria Louise Baldwin (13 sep 1856 – 09 jan 1922 | Cambridge MA – Boston MA) African-American educator, civic leader, master teacher

Maud Ballington Charlesworth Booth (13 sep 1865 – 05 oct 1948 | Limpsfield, England – Great Neck NY) author, prison reform activist, Salvation Army leader, Volunteers of America co-founder, pro-legalization of euthanasia advocate

Lutie Eugenia Stearns (13 sep 1866 – 30 dec 1943 | Stoughton MA – Milwaukee WI) author, lecturer, librarian, reformer

Auriol Lee (13 sep 1880 – 02 jul 1941 | London, England – Hutchinson KS) playwright, performer, stage director

Frances Newman (13 sep 1883 – 19 oct 1928 | Atlanta GA – New York NY) critic, novelist, librarian, translator, book reviewer, Southern feminist writer

Ruth McDevitt (13 sep 1895 – 27 may 1976 | Coldwater MI – Hollywood CA) playwright, tv / radio / stage actress

Rose Marie Kennedy (13 sep 1918 – 07 jan 2005 | Boston MA – Jefferson KS) aka Rosemary, victim of lobotomy, political family figure, institutionalized for life

Else Holmelund Minarik (13 sep 1920 – 12 jun 2012 | Denmark – Sunset Beach NC) children’s author, created Little Bear series [obituary]

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (13 sep 1931 – Boston MA) essayist, novelist, non-fiction author, anthropologist, animal behavior researcher

Judith Perlman Martin (13 sep 1938 – Washington DC) author, journalist, aka Miss Manners, etiquette authority

Arleen Auger (13 sep 1939 – 10 jun 1993 | South Gate CA – Leusden, The Netherlands) coloratura soprano

Deborah Hopkinson (13 sep 1942 – Lowell MA) children’s historical fiction novelist

Mildred D. Taylor (13 sep 1943 – Jackson MS) serial children’s / young adult novelist

Bettina Aptheker (13 sep 1944 – Fort Bragg NC) author, feminist, professor, anti-war / civil rights / political activist

Jill Culiner (13 sep 1945 – New York NY) author, folk artist, photographer, American-born Canadian

Iyanla Vanzant (13 sep 1953 – Brooklyn NY) author, tv personality, born Rhonda Eva Harris, inspirational speaker, New Thought spiritual teacher

Geri Jewell (13 sep 1956 – Buffalo NY) actress, memoirist, autobiographical author

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