01.12 | Women.Born.Before

12 jan 1820 Caroline Maria Seymour Severance
Caroline Maria Seymour Severance (12 jan 1820 – 10 nov 1914 | Canandaigua NY – Los Angeles CA) author, abolitionist, suffragist, women’s clubs founder, aka The Mother of Clubs, first woman registered to vote in California State | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
12 jan 1874 Laura Adams Armer
Laura Adams Armer (12 jan 1874 – 16 mar 1963 | Sacramento CA – Yolo CA) artist, writer, photographer | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
12 jan 1877 Lucy Allen Smart
Lucy Allen Smart (12 jan 1877 – 07 sep 1960 | Steubenville OH – Forest Hills NY) author, editor, historian, librarian, American women’s historical performance artist, curator for Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society Museum, co-edited and co-authored (though uncredited) The Archaeological Atlas of Ohio | women.born.before© susan.powers.bourne
12 jan 1886 beatrice banning ayer patton
Beatrice Banning Ayer Patton (12 jan 1886 – 30 sep 1953 | Haverhill MA – Hamilton MA) author, sailor, speaker, novelist, translator, equestrian, political figure, married to General George Patton | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Eloise Gerry (12 jan 1885 – 09 nov 1970 | Boston MA – ??) author, research scientist, focus on southern pine trees / production of turpentine, one of first US women to specialize in forest products research, first female appointed to professional staff of US Forest Service at Forest Products Laboratory

Theresa Helburn (12 jan 1887 – 18 aug 1959 | New York NY – Norwalk CT) theatrical producer, autobiographical author

Florence Mary MacBeth (12 jan 1891 – 05 may 1966 Mankato MN – Hyattsville MD) operatic soprano, Los Angeles Opera Guild organizer

Jane Novak (12 jan 1896 – 01 feb 1990 | St Louis MO – Woodland Hills CA) silent film actress, cookbook author

Mabel McKay (12 jan 1907 – 31 may 1993 | Nice CA – Sonoma CA) Native American, basketweaver, last Cache Pomo Dreamer

Ruth Goodman Goetz (12 jan 1908 – 12 oct 2001 | Philadelphia PA – Englewood NJ) playwright, screenwriter

Mary Rosamund Haas (12 jan 1910 – 17 may 1996 | Alameda CA – Alameda CA) author, translator, historical linguist

Adele Faber (12 jan 1928 – New York NY) author, focus on families and parenting, expert on communication between adults and children

Emily Mason (12 jan 1935 – New York NY) color field / lyrical abstract painter

Bernardine Ohrnstein Dohrn (12 jan 1942 – Milwaukee WI) author, law professor, former radical / revolutionary activist, SDS / Weather Underground leader

Hilary Mary Frayne Weston (12 jan 1942 – Dublin, Ireland) Irish-Canadian author, politician, fashion maven, businesswoman, founded Ireland Fund of Canada, established Winter Garden Show, social / cultural / early education / environmental activist, co-founded / chaired the Canadian Environment Educational Foundation, most successful fundraiser in CAN cultural history

Dorothy Irene Riddle (12 jan 1944 – Chicago IL) author, feminist, psychologist, economic development specialist, created the Riddle homophobia scale, focus on homophobia / metaphysics / women’s studies

Nancy Pearl (12 jan 1945 – Detroit MI) author, librarian, literary critic, public radio commentator

Peggy Willis-Aarnio (12 jan 1948 – 06 jan 2016 | Tampa FL – Panama City FL) author, historian, choreographer, classical ballet teacher

Hélène Rioux (12 jan 1949 – Montreal, Quebec) writer, novelist, translator, literary columnist

Ann Althouse (12 jan 1951 – Wilmington DE) author, blogger, law professor

Mary Harron (12 jan 1953 – Bracebridge, Ontario) director, filmmaker, researcher, screenwriter

Sharon L. Lechter (12 jan 1954 – US) author, investor, accountant, philanthropist,  motivational speaker, financial literacy activist, founder / CEO of Pay Your Family First

Jane Ira Bloom (12 jan 1955 – Boston MA) jazz composer, soprano saxophonist, Guggenheim Fellow in composition, asteroid 6083 Janeirabloom namesake

Celia S. Friedman (12 jan 1957 – New York NY) author, educator, former costume designer, speculative fiction novelist and short fiction writer

Sonya Lea (12 jan 1960 – US) essayist, memoirist, film director, screenwriter, writing teacher at non-profit Hugo House and with Red Badge Project for female service members and veterans

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