Friday, March 04, 2011

Clara Barton (1821- 1912)

Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in Oxford, Mass., the youngest of 5 children in a middle-class family, Barton was educated at home, and at 15 started teaching school. Her most notable antebellum achievement was the establishment of a free public school in Bordentown, N.J.

She is remembered as the founder of the American Red Cross.

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