10 oct 03

Emily Lilian Whiting (03 oct 1847 – 30 apr 1942 | Olcott NY – Boston MA) poet, author, journalist, literary editor, art / travel writer, esoteric spiritual thinker / philosopher

Jeannette Leonard Gilder (03 oct 1849 – 18 jan 1916 | Flushing NY – New York NY) writer, pioneering female journalist, autobiographical author, literary magazine co-founder

Clara Dutton Noyes (03 oct 1869 – 03 jun 1936 | Port Deposit MD – Washington DC) nurse, author, educator

Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (03 oct 1877 –07 jul 1965 | New York NY – New York NY) author, academic, memoirist, women’s college dean, sole female / original UN charter delegate

Mary Dennison Gailey Mangrum (03 oct 1885 – 01 nov 1972 | Marion OH – Grand Rapids MI) child prodigy violinist, WWI troops entertainer

Ruth Cleveland (03 oct 1891 – 07 jan 1904 | New York NY – Princeton NJ) folk figure, died of diphtheria, US Presidential daughter

Fannie Frank Cook (03 oct 1893 – 25 aug 1949 | St Charles MO – St Louis MO) poet, novelist, journalist, short story writer, speechwriter, social / civil rights activist

Wilna Hervey (03 oct 1894 – 06 mar 1979 | San Francisco CA – Bradenton FL) actress, artist

Clara Mabel Thompson (03 oct 1896 – 20 dec 1958 | Providence RI – New York NY) author, psychoanalyst, psychiatric institute / foundation co-founder

Ruth Muskrat Bronson (03 oct 1897 – 12 jun 1982 | Delaware County OK – Tucson AZ) author, educator, Cherokee cultural activist [obituary]

Gertrude Edelstein Berg (03 oct 1899 – 14 sep 1966 | New York NY – New York NY) actor, writer, gardener, producer, songwriter, screenwriter

Zenobia Powell Perry (03 oct 1908 – 17 jan 2004 | Boley OK – Greene County OH) opera / concert song / musical composer

Christine Word Atkinson (03 oct 1912 – 01 oct 1989 | Carroll County GA – Moreland GA) literary figure

Faith Dane Crannitch (03 oct 1923 – Brooklyn NY) artist, actress, musician, perennial candidate for DC Mayor

Kenojuak Ashevak (03 oct 1927 – 08 jan 2013 | Ikirasaqa, Canada – Cape Dorset, Canada) Inuit / Canadian multi-genre artist, etcher, printmaker, stonecutter, soapstone carver, stained glass window creator

Denise Scott Lakofski Brown (03 oct 1931 – Nkana, Northern Rhodesia) US writer, planner, educator, architect

Nancy Joyce Peters (03 oct 1936 – Seattle WA) writer, publisher, bookstore co-owner

Frances Daly Fergusson (03 oct 1944 – Boston MA) author, academic, art historian, Vassar president

Laurie Simmons (03 oct 1949 – Long Island NY) artist, photographer, filmmaker

Haunani-Kay Trask (03 oct 1949 – California US) writer, activist, academic, documentarian

Pamela Gail Hensley (03 oct 1950 – Glendale CA) actress, cookbook author

Janet Louise Nichols Lynch (03 oct 1952 – Sacramento CA) novelist, short story writer, nonfiction author

Jeannette Montgomery Barron (03 oct 1956 – Atlanta GA) portrait / still life photographer

Sylvia Sweeney (03 oct 1956 – Montreal, Quebec) executive tv producer, Olympian, Olympic activist

Louise Lecavalier (03 oct 1958 – Montreal, Quebec) contemporary Canadian dancer / choreographer

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