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Edith Houghton Hooker (1879 - 1948)

Edith Houghton Hooker (December 29, 1879 – October 23, 1948) was an American suffragist and social worker. She was a leader of the suffrage movement in Maryland in the early twentieth century and was...

1/10/2020 1/10/2020

Virginia Hall (American spy) (1906 - 1982)

""Agent Heckler"", ""Marie Monin"", ""Germaine"", ""Diane"", ""Marie of Lyon"", ""Camille"", ""Artemis""

Virginia Hall, MBE, DSC (April 6, 1906 —July 14, 1982) was an American spy during World War II. She was also known by many aliases: "Marie Monin", "Germaine", "Diane", "Marie of Lyon" and "Camille". ...

8/9/2011 4/17/2019

Florence "Elaine" D. Harmon (December 26, 1919 – April 21, 2015) was an American from Maryland who served in the U.S. Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II. In 2009 she received ...

10/26/2017 10/26/2017

Martha Tyson (1795 - 1873)

Martha Ellicott Tyson (September 13, 1795 — March 5, 1873) was an Elder of the Quaker Meeting in Baltimore, anti-slavery and women's rights advocate, author of the first biography of Benjamin Banne...

3/30/2015 3/30/2015

Harriet Tubman MP (c.1822 - 1913)

"Minty", "Moses", "Hat", "enslaved by Edward Brodas", "Tubman"

BIRTH DATE : c.1820. Because she was a slave, and owners did not record their slaves' birthdates, the exact date of Harriet's birth is unknown -- different accounts list 1820 or 1821. BIRTH PLACE : A...

5/13/2012 3/30/2015

Mary Pickersgill MP (1776 - 1857)

"Elizabeth"

Mary Pickersgill (born Mary Young; February 12, 1776 – October 4, 1857), was the maker of the Star Spangled Banner Flag hoisted over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812...

3/30/2015 3/30/2015

Mary Adelaide Nutting (1858 - 1948)

Mary Adelaide Nutting (November 1, 1858 – October 3, 1948) was an American educator, administrator, and author in the field of nursing. She is considered the world's first Professor of Nursing. E...

3/30/2015 3/30/2015

Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party, serving since 1987. Mikulski, a former United States Representative fro...

5/16/2013 3/30/2015

Claire McCardell MP (1905 - 1958)

"Kick"

Claire McCardell (1905–1958) was an American fashion designer in the arena of ready-to-wear clothing in the 20th century. From the 1930s to the 1950s, she was known for designing functional, afford...

3/4/2012 3/30/2015

Edith Emily Clarke (1883 - 1959)

Edith Clarke (10 February 1883 – 29 October 1959) was an electrical engineer and a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She was the first woman employed as an electrical engineer in the ...

8/26/2012 3/30/2015

Anna Ella Carroll (1850 - 1894)

Anna Ella Carroll (August 29, 1815 near Pocomoke City, Maryland, United States – February 19, 1894 in Washington, D.C.) was an American politician, pamphleteer and lobbyist. She played a significan...

3/30/2015 3/30/2015

Mary Elizabeth Banning (1832 - 1903)

Mary Elizabeth Banning (1832-1903) was an American mycologist and botanical illustrator from Maryland. She formally described 23 previously unknown species of fungi, publishing their type description...

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Annie Walker Armstrong (1850 - 1938)

Annie Armstrong (July 11, 1850 – December 20, 1938) was a lay Southern Baptist denominational leader instrumental in the founding of the Woman's Missionary Union. Early life Annie Walker Armstron...

3/30/2015 3/30/2015

Mary Katherine Goddard (1738 - 1816)

Mary Katherine Goddard (June 16, 1738 – August 12, 1816) was an early American publisher and the first American postmistress. When on January 18, 1777, the Continental Congress moved that the Declara...

10/4/2011 3/29/2015

Bertha Sheppard Adkins (1906 - 1983)

Bertha Sheppard Adkins was born in Salisbury, Maryland on August 24, 1906. She was an educator, political activist, public servant, and a community leader. Early life Adkins graduated (at age...

8/28/2012 3/29/2015

Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps (July 15, 1793 – July 15, 1884) was an American educator and author during the 19th century. Phelps published several popular science textbooks in the fields of botany, che...

5/14/2011 3/29/2015

Martha Carey Thomas MP (1857 - 1935)

"M. Carey Thomas", "Carey Thomas"

Martha Carey Thomas was born January 2, 1857, in Baltimore, Maryland, the eldest child of James Carey Thomas and Mary Whitall Thomas. Her father and paternal grandfather were physicians. Her mother was...

8/12/2012 3/29/2015

Eunice Mary Shriver MP (1921 - 2009)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009)[2] founded the precursor to the Special Olympics in 1962. In 1968, she helped Ann McGlone Burke popularize the Special Olympics move...

6/11/2007 3/29/2015

Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (August 28, 1774 – January 4, 1821) was the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Elizabeth was able to establish...

9/16/2010 3/29/2015

Rachel Louise Carson MP (1907 - 1964)

Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson bega...

2/26/2012 3/29/2015

Soul Sister: Maria Mercedes Contreras Pulido Held DAR membership #160 as "Descendant of David Stone, of Massechusetts" Wikipedia Biographical Summary: Clara Barton (1821-1912) "...was a pioneer...

7/26/2008 3/29/2015

Margaret Brent MP (c.1601 - 1671)

Lawyer. Three hundred fifty years ago, a strong-willed, intelligent woman faced the Assembly of colonial Maryland in St. Mary's City with an outrageous demand. Mistress Margaret Brent asked to be a v...

9/5/2008 3/29/2015