Day: February 13, 2019

02.13 | Women.Born.Before

13 feb 1815 Anna Behr Uhl Ottendorfer
Anna Behr Uhl Ottendorfer (13 feb 1815 – 01 apr 1884 | Würzburg, Bavaria – New York NY) German-American journalist, philanthropist, founded home for elderly women | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
13 feb 1817 Anna Calhoun Clemson
Anna Maria Calhoun Clemson (13 feb 1817 – 22 sep 1875 | Willington SC – Pendleton SC) folk figure, philanthropist, co-founder Clemson University | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
13 feb 1818 Angelica Singleton Van Buren
Angelica Singleton Van Buren (13 feb 1818 – 29 dec 1877 | Wedgefield SC – New York NY) youngest acting First Lady / White House hostess, charitable activist / philanthropist  | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne
13 feb 1825 Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr
Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr (13 feb 1825 – 18 jan 1913 | Charleston SC – Rutland VT) poet, prose author | women.born.before © susan.powers.bourne

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Osia Joslyn Hiles (13 feb 1832 – unknown | near Batavia NY – unknown) poet, philanthropist, social activist, gardener / groundskeeper, Native American rights activist, helped found Home for the Friendless / Wisconsin Humane Society / Woman’s Club of Wisconsin, originated one of the first stock companies for women

Annie Morrill Smith (13 feb 1856 – 1946 | Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn NY) editor, author, botanist / bryologist, genealogist, active member of The Sullivant Moss Society

Charlotta Amanda Spears Bass (13 feb 1874 – 12 apr 1969 | Sumter SC – Los Angeles CA) educator, civil rights activist, newspaper editor / publisher, first African-American woman nominated for Vice President as candidate of Progressive Party

Mary K. Bryan (13 feb 1877 – 22 feb 1962 | Prince George’s County MD – Napa CA) academic, botanist, research phytopathologist, focused on cankars / leaf spots

Mary Gould Davis (13 feb 1882 – 15 apr 1956 | Bangor ME – New York NY) author, librarian, storyteller, wrote about / practiced the art of storytelling

Katherine Von Madaler (13 feb 1882 – 06j an 1963 | Hungary – Los Angeles CA) motion picture pioneer, first sound-to-film inventor, first to copy gramophone record onto film

Elizabeth Virginia Wallace [Bess] Truman (13 feb 1885 – 18 oct 1982 | Independence MO – Independence MO) social activist, known anti-Semitic, US Presidential First Lady and Vice-Presidential Second Lady, longest-lived First Lady and Second Lady in US history

Katherine Pharis Salisbury Hazen (13 feb 1905 – 19 nov 2003 | Geddes NY – Lexington MA) world traveler, degree in chemistry from Mount Holyoke College, MIT graduate student, alumnae trustee of Mount Holyoke College, active volunteer at American Association of Variable Star Observers in Cambridge MA

Pauline Frederick (13 feb 1908 – 09 may 1990 | Gallitzin PA – Lake Forest IL) author, radio / newspaper / television journalist, one of first / pioneering women in journalism

Evelyn Freeman Roberts (13 feb 1919 – 15 jun 2017 | Cleveland OH – Los Angeles CA) composer, music arranger, choir leader, bandleader, African-American, television music composer, co-founder / CEO Young Saints Scholarship Foundation

Eileen Farrell (13 feb 1920 – 23 mar 2002 | Willimantic CT – Park Ridge NJ) voice teacher, classical / popular music soprano, musical radio show host, autobiographical author

Ravenna Mathews Helson (13 feb 1925 – Austin TX) professor, research psychologist, focus on psychology of women and creativity, pioneer is the study of women’s lives, worked at Institute of Personality Assessment and Research [IPAR]

Susan Oliver (13 feb 1932 – 10 may 1990 | New York NY – Woodland Hills CA) aviator, actress, memoirist, television director, born Charlotte Gercke

Marilyn Pauline [Kim] Novak (13 feb 1933 – Chicago IL) poet, actress, pastellist, photographer, impressionistic / surrealistic visual artist

Joan Vivien Beatty Brown (13 feb 1938 – 26 oct 1990 | San Francisco CA – Puttaparthi, India) self-portrait artist, figurative painter, public sculptor, devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, member of second generation of Bay Area Figurative Movement, died in construction accident installing an obelisk at Sai Baba’s Eternal Heritage Museum in Puttaparthi, India

Johanna Meier (13 feb 1938 – Chicago IL) operatic soprano, first American Isolde at Bayreuth Festival

Andrea Conte (13 feb 1941 – Great Barrington MA) registered nurse, former First Lady of Tennessee, escaped kidnapping attempt [1988], victims’ rights activist, TN child advocacy centers advocate, lead project to restore / renovate Tennessee Governor’s Residence

Elaine Hiesey Pagels (13 feb 1943 – Palo Alto CA) author, historian, religious scholar, professor of religion, special focus on the Gnostic Gospels

Margaret Major Cleaves (13 feb 1946 – Texas US) romance novelist, pen name Ann Major

Avel Louise Gordly (13 feb 1947 – Portland OR) activist, educator, community organizer, former politician, first African-American woman elected to Oregon State Senate

Francine [Penny] Patterson (13 feb 1947 – Chicago IL) author, journal editor, developmental psychologist / researcher, gorilla sign-language developer / innovator

Judith Tannenbaum (13 feb 1947 – Chicago IL) poet, artist, writer, teacher, community-based arts organizer

Louvenia [Kitty] Black Perkins (13 feb 1948 – Spartanburg SC) Chief Designer of Fashions and Doll Concepts for Mattel’s Barbie, created first Black Barbie / line of African-American dolls

Donna Ann Kofnovek Hanover (13 feb 1950 – Oakland CA) actress, journalist, TV producer, radio / TV personality, former First Lady of New York City

Jill J. Meyers (13 feb 1950 – New York NY) attorney, Women’s World Grand Master contract bridge player, music consultant for film / TV / advertising

Irene Dische (13 feb 1952 – New York NY) author, journalist

Sarah Sheard (13 feb 1953 – Toronto, Ontario) novelist, psychotherapist, Gestalt therapist, certified mediator, couples / family counselor

Mary GrandPré (13 feb 1954 – South Dakota US) painter, pastellist, art philanthropist, children’s book illustrator

Denise Katnich Austin (13 feb 1957 – San Pedro CA) author, columnist, fitness instructor

Maureen F. McHugh (13 feb 1959 – Loveland OH) sci-fi / fantasy author

Cynthia Marie Bulik (13 feb 1960 – Pittsburgh PA) essayist, ice and ballroom dancer, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Eating Disorders