10 oct 30

Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson (30 oct 1748 – 06 sep 1782 | Charles City, Colony of Virginia – Charlottesville VA) political family member, first wife of US President Thomas Jefferson [elected 18 years after Martha’s death]

Temperance Wick Tuttle (30 oct 1758 – 26 apr 1822 | Mendham NJ – Morristown NJ) American Revolutionary War folk figure

Sarah Ewing Hall (30 oct 1761 – 08 apr 1830 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) Christian literature poet, educator, essayist

Mary Austin Holley (30 oct 1784 – 31 jul 1827 | New Haven CT – New Orleans LA) settler, explorer, historical author

Rebecca Cromwell Rouse (30 oct 1799 – 23 dec 1887 | Salem MA – Cleveland OH) social reformer, women’s activist / advocate

Elizabeth Leslie Rous Comstock (30 oct 1815 – 03 aug 1891 | Maidenhead UK – Union Springs NY) Quaker minister, abolitionist, activist for peace, temperance, prison welfare, woman’s rights

Jane Kelley Adams (30 oct 1852 – 29 jul 1936 | Woburn MA – unknown) activist, school board member, Woburn Home for Aged Women founder, Equal Suffrage League chair

Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (30 oct 1857 – 14 jun 1948 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) author, essayist, columnist, originated serialized biography

Sara Luellen Miller (30 oct 1861 – 1936 | Oberlin OH – Tsinan, China) educator, memoirist, missionary, founded China’s first college for women [North China Union College for Women]

Elizabeth Penn Sprague Coolidge (30 oct 1864 – 04 nov 1953 | Chicago IL – Cambridge MA) pianist, music patron, chamber music advocate / promoter

Ethel Newcomb (30 oct 1875 – 04 jul 1959 | Whitney Point NY – Whitney Point NY) classical pianist

Irma Starkloff Rombauer (30 oct 1877 – 14 oct 1962 St Louis MO – St Louis MO) cookbook writer, American classic Joy of Cooking author

Fannie Heaslip Lea (30 oct 1884 – 13 jan 1955 | New Orleans LA – New York NY) poet, author, playwright

Ruth Gordon (30 oct 1896 – 28 aug 1985 | Quincy MA – Edgartown MA) actress, playwright, screenwriter

Patsy Montana (30 oct 1908 – 03 may 1996 | Beaudry AR – San Jacinto CA) memoirist, country musician, née Rubye Rebecca Blevins

Gloria Catherine Oden (30 oct 1923 – 16 dec 2011 | Yonkers NY – Catonsville MD) poet, editor, retired professor

Barbara Taylor Bowman (30 oct 1928 – Chicago IL) author, professor, early childhood education expert / advocate

Ruth Klüger (30 oc 1931 – Vienna, Austria) author, professor, memoirist, Holocaust survivor, pen name: Ruth Angress

Ann Roth (30 oct 1931 – Hanover PA) film / theatre costume designer

Mary Francine Dorham [Merri] Dee (30 oct 1936 – Chicago IL) civic leader, memoirist, philanthropist, broadcast journalist

Grace Barnett Wing Slick (30 oct 1939 – Highland Park IL) visual artist, memoirist, singer-songwriter, aka Gracie, The Acid Queen, The Chrome Nun

Emily Howell Warner (30 oct 1939 – Denver CO) author, airline pilot, first US female scheduled airline captain

Frances Halsband (30 oct 1943 – New York NY) architect, illustrator

Barbara Wiedemann (30 oct 1945 – Somerville NJ) poet, co-editor, former professor

Jane Anne Jayroe-Gamble (30 oct 1946 – Clinton OK) author, broadcaster, public official

Andrea Mitchell (30 oct 1946 – New Rochelle NY) tv anchor, reporter, journalist, commentator

Patty Dann (30 oct 1953 – New York NY) novelist, memoirist, nonfiction writer

Elaine Marie Alphin (30 oct 1955 – 19 aug 2014 | San Francisco CA – Glenrock WY) children’s / young adult fiction / non-fiction / biographical author

Mary Kathryn “Heidi” Heitkamp (30 oct 1955 – Breckenridge MN)

Caryl M. Stern (30 oct 1957 – Westchester NY) author, child advocate, non-profit executive, civil / human rights activist

Stephanie Allain (30 oct 1959 – New Orleans LA) African-American independent movie producer

Charnele Ann Doizer Brown (30 oct 1960 – East Hampton NY) actress, producer, fashion designer

Kathleen Flenniken (30 oct 1960 – Richland WA) poet, writer, editor, educator, Poet Laureate for Washington State

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