10 oct 01

Margaretta Angelica Peale (01 oct 1795 – 17 jan 1882 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) still-life painter, artistic family member

Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee (01 oct 1808 – 05 nov 1873 | Arlington VA – Lexington VA) editor, memoirist, Confederate Civil War figure

Jean Brooks Greenleaf (01 oct 1831 – 1918 | Bernardston MA – Rochester NY) suffragist, social / political activist

Caroline Harrison (01 oct 1832 – 25 oct 1892 | Oxford OH – Washington DC) First Lady, music teacher, DAR co-founder

Mary Katherine Keemle [Kate] Field (01 oct 1838 – 19 may 1896 | St Louis MO – Honolulu HI) journalist, weekly journal founder / writer / publisher

Sarah Sophie Platt Chase Decker (01 oct 1852 – 07 jul 1912 | Barnet VT – San Francisco CA) clubwoman / leader

Mary Eileen Ahern (01 oct 1860 – 22 may 1938 | Marion IN – Atlanta GA) librarian, journal editor, modern library movement leader

Esther Boise Van Deman (01 oct 1862 – 03 may 1937 | South Salem OH – Rome, Italy) author, archeologist

Clara Belle Drisdale Williams (01 (?) oct 1885 – 03 jul 1993 | Plum TX – Chicago IL) first African-American graduate New Mexico State University

Blanche Oelrichs Thomas Barrymore Tweed (01 oct 1890 – 05 nov 1950 Newport RI – Boston MA) poet, actor, author, playwright, radio personality, aka Michael Strange

Faith Baldwin (01 oct 1893 – 18 mar 1978 | New Rochelle NY – Norwalk CT) romance novelist

Myra Kingsley (01 oct 1897 – 20 nov 1996 | Westport CT – Dade FL) author, astrologer

Anfesia Shapsnikoff Lazaroff (01 oct 1901 – 15 jan 1973 | Atka AK – Unalaska AK) Aleut nurse, educator, community leader, Attu basketweaver

Nancy McMichael Hoyt (01 oct 1902 – 1955 | Washington DC – unknown) poet, painter, romance novelist

Irene Craigmile Bolam (01 oct 1904 – 07 jul 1982 | Neward NJ – Belford NJ) pilot, banker, alleged to be Amelia Earhart

Dorothy Woolfolk (01 oct 1913 – 27 nov 2000 | New York NY – Newport News VA) pioneering American female comic book editor / writer

Evelyn Genevieve Sharp (01 oct 1919 – 03 apr 1944 | Melstone MT – Allen PA) aka Sharpie, pioneering aviatrix / barnstormer / military pilot

Margaret Hillis (01 oct 1921 – 04 feb 1998 | Kokomo IN – Evanston IL) conductor, founder / first director Chicago Symphony Chorus, American Choral Foundation founder / music director

Ramona Fradon (01 oct 1926 – West Shokan NY) comic book artist / cartoonist

Margaret Norrie McCain (01 oct 1935 – Amos, Quebec) philanthropist, family violence activist, first female Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick

Elaine Mayes (01 oct 1936 – Berkeley CA) author, photographer, retired professor

Mary Josephine McFadden (01 oct 1938 – New York NY) writer, fashion designer

Carol Ruth Silver (01 oct 1938 – Boston MA) lawyer, memoirist, educator, civil rights activist, original Freedom Rider

Phyllis Chesler (01 oct 1940 – Brooklyn NY) author, psychotherapist, psychology / women’s studies professor emerita

Ann Wolpert (01 oct 1943 – 02 oct 2013 | Boston MA – Cambridge MA) essayist, digital library pioneer, long-time MIT Libraries Director

Gay Courter (01 oct 1944 Pittsburgh PA ) novelist, film writer, non-fiction author

Lynn Ahrens (01 oct 1948 – New York NY) tv / film / musical theatre writer / lyricist

Donna M. Loring (01 oct 1948 – Indian Island ME) author, broadcaster, local politician, Penobscot tribal representative

Sarah Nettleton (01 oct 1950 – New Haven CT) author, architect, landscape designer

Meredith Yearsley Quartermain (01 oct 1951 – Toronto, Ontario) Canadian poet

Meg Casey (01 oct 1955 – 30 may 1985 | New Haven CT – New Haven CT) artist, disability rights activist, longest-lived person with progeria

Debbie Ford (01 oct 1955 – 17 feb 2013 | San Diego CA – La Jolla CA) self-help author, coach, lecturer, teacher

Susan Kaiser Greenland (01 oct 1956 – Paw Paw MI) author, teacher, meditation / mindfulness activist / advocate

Yvette Freeman (01 oct 1957 – Wilmington DE) singer, actor, director

Maggie Hadleigh-West (01 oct 1958 – Fairbanks AK) activist, filmmaker, tv producer, documentarian

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