Day: February 5, 2019

02.05 | Women.Born.Before

05 feb 1760 Lucy Wright
Lucy Wright (05 feb 1760 – 07 feb 1821 | Pittsfield MA – Watervliet NY) minister, preacher, aka Mother Lucy, Shaker dance form innovator, pioneering female Shaker leader | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
05 feb 1784 Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Nancy Hanks Lincoln (05 feb 1784 – 05 oct 1818 | Hampshire County VA – Spencer County IN) pioneer, seamstress, American folk figure | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
05 feb 1788 Sarah Goodridge
Sarah Goodridge (05 feb 1788 – 28 dec 1853 | Templeton MA – Boston MA) miniature portrait painter | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
05 feb 1856 Katharine Caroline Bushnell
Katharine Caroline Bushnell (05 feb 1856 – 25 jan 1946 | Peru IL – Piedmont CA) author, scholar, feminist theologian, women’s religious rights activist, American Methodist missionary, member of WCTU [Women’s Cristian Temperance Union], authored Bible retranslation called God’s Word to Women | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Maxine Elliott (05 feb 1868 – 05 mar 1940 | Rockland ME – Cannes, France) born Jessie Dermott, film / stage actress, theater founder / owner / manager

Mary Sewall Gardner (05 feb 1871 – 20 feb 1961 | Newton MA – Providence RI) novelist, public health nurse, innovative nursing instructor / administrator

Dorothy Stimson Bullitt (05 feb 1892 – 27 jun 1989 | Seattle WA – Seattle WA) philanthropist, founded King Broadcasting Company,  radio / television owner and broadcaster, first woman to buy / manage a US television station, created one of first local US television news / investigative journalism programs

Gita Alpar (05 feb 1903 – 17 feb 1991 | Budapest, Hungary – Los Angeles CA) actress, operatic / operetta  soprano

Joan Whitney Payson (05 feb 1903 – 04 oct 1975 | New York NY – New York NY) philanthropist, patron of arts, art collector

Lucienne Bloch (05 feb 1909 – 13 mar 1999 | Geneva, Switzerland – Gualala CA) sculptor, painter, muralist, photographer

Frances Kavanaugh (05 feb 1915 – 23 jan 2009 | Dallas TX – Encino CA) scriptwriter, art therapist, known for writing B-Westerns, aka Cowgirl of the Typewriter

Margaret Ellis Sturm Millar (05 feb 1915 – 26 mar 1994 | Kitchener, Ontario – Santa Barbara CA) American-Canadian mystery novelist

Cornelia Clark Fort (05 feb 1919 – 21 mar 1943 |  Nashville TN – Merkel TX) aviator, first woman flight instructor (TN) / civilian pilot instructor at Pearl Harbor (HI), second one to join WAFS [Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron], first female pilot in US history to die  on active duty

Leza Lidow (05 feb 1924 – US) artist, painter, filmmaker, watercolorist

Teola Pearl Hunter (05 feb 1933 – Detroit MI) educator, local / state politician

Beth Ames Swartz (05 feb 1936 – New York NY) visual artist, known for abstract art that incorporates words / symbols of philosophical concepts from different cultural world views

Jane Bryant Quinn (05 feb 1939 – Niagara Falls NY) financial author / journalist / commentator

Janine Pommy Vega (05 feb 1942 – 23 dec 2010 | Jersey City NJ – Willow NY) Beat poet, women’s / prisoners rights activist, arts educator with Incisions/Arts organisation, PEN Prison Writing Committee member / practitioner

Judith Arcana (05 feb 1943 – Cleveland OH) poet, author, essayist, short story writer

Sarah Ragle Weddington (05 feb 1945 – Abilene TX) author, attorney, law professor, pro-choice advocate, former Texas representative, known for representing Jane Doe in Roe v. Wade

Tappy Phillips (05 feb 1948 – US) tv news correspondent, consumer affairs reporter

Deborah Willis (05 feb 1948 – Philadelphia PA) artist, author, curator, educator, historian, photographer, African-American

Lois Hackbert Hart Walker (05 feb 1950 – Atlanta GA) retired journalist, former co-anchor of evening news programs with husband

Meredith Sue Schulz Hodges (05 feb 1950 – Minneapolis MN) author, educator, television personality, equine trainer / competitor

Elizabeth Swados (05 feb 1951 – 05 jan 2016 | Buffalo NY – Manhattan NY) writer, composer, musician, theatre director

Giannina Braschi (05 feb 1953 – San Juan, Puerto Rico) poet, novelist, essayist, dramatist, Puerto Rican-American, credited with first Spanglish novel

Susan Kare (05 feb 1954 – Ithaca NY) author, graphic designer, contemporary icon / typeface innovator, pioneer in pixel art, former Creative Director at Apple, one of first / original employees at NeXT

Cheryl Ann [Cheri] Pierson Yecke (05 feb 1955 – St. Paul MN) author, creationist, educator, conservative politician, former education commissioner in Minnesota

Alison Saar (05 feb 1956 – Los Angeles CA) artist, sculptor, installation artist

Jennifer Brunner (05 feb 1957 – Springfield OH) politician, memoirist, first female Ohio Secretary of State

Catherine Butterfield (05 feb 1958 – Manhattan NY) playwright, TV / film writer

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (05 feb 1959 – Vancouver, British Columbia) author, politician, educator, political commentator, first female governor of Michigan

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