Women.Born.Alive | 08.15

15 aug 1814 Anna L. Clapp
Anna L. Clapp (15 aug 1814 – 03 dec 1889 | Cambridge NY – Lee Center IL) Civil War nurse, Ladies Union Aid Society founder, Western Sanitary Commission president, female veteran nurse benefits / pensions activist / spokeswoman | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
15 aug 1816 Ann Pamela Cunningham
Ann Pamela Cunningham (15 aug 1816 – 01 may 1875 | Rosemont Plantation SC – Rosemont Plantation SC) historical preservationist, founded The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
15 aug 1818 Biddy Mason
Biddy Mason (15 aug 1818 – 16 jan 1891 | Hancock GA – Los Angeles CA) former slave, social activist, humanitarian, philanthropist, businesswoman, nurse / midwife, founded travelers center / black elementary school / first A.M.E. Church in California | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (15 aug 1822 – 30 jan 1847 | Baltimore MD – Fordham NY) literary folk figure

Mary Cunningham Logan (15 aug 1838 – 22 feb 1922 | Petersburg MO – Washington DC ) writer, editor, memoirist

Julia Strudwick Tutwiler (15 aug 1841 – 24 mar 1916 | Tuscaloosa AL – Birmingham AL) poet, lyricist, education / prison reform activist

Florence Mabel Kling Harding (15 aug 1860 – 21 nov 1924 | Marion OH – Marion OH) publisher, aka The Duchess, US Presidential First Lady

Moina Belle Michael (15 aug 1869 – 10 may 1944 | Good Hope GA – Athens GA)  poet, professor, humanitarian, aka The Poppy Lady, Memorial Poppy movement founder / leader

Marion Eugenie Bauer (15 aug 1882 – 09 aug 1955 | Walla Walla WA – South Hadley MA) author, teacher, composer, musician, music critic

Edna Ferber (15 aug 1885 – 16 apr 1968 | Kalamazoo MI – New York NY) novelist, playwright, short story writer, Pultizer Prize winner

Catherine Doherty (15 aug 1896 – 14 dec 1985 | Nizhny Novgorod, Russia – Combermere, Ontario) author, essayist, social worker, national speaker, social justice pioneer, Madonna House Apostolate foundress, née Ekaterina Fyodorovna Kolyschkine de Hueck

Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (15 aug 1898 – 30 oct 1983 | Richland GA – Americus GA) nurse, author, social activist, aka Miss Lillian, community nursing advocate

Katharine Brush (15 aug 1902 – 10 jun 1952 | Middletown CT – New York NY) novelist, short story writer, autobiographical author

Julia Carolyn McWilliams Child (15 aug 1912 – 13 aug 2004 | Pasadena CA – Montecito CA) chef, WWII spy, cookbook author, tv personality

Margaret Shelton (15 aug 1915 – 1984 | Bruce, Alberta – Calgary, Alberta)  oil / pastel / linocut / woodcut / pen-and-ink / watercolor artist

Fay Honey Knopp (15 aug 1918 – 10 aug 1995 | Bridgeport CT – Shoreham VT) artist, author, Quaker, gardener, folk singer, civil rights activist, sexual abuse prevention expert, founded crime prevention educational program

Mary Janet Stanley Mustin (15 aug 1923 – 10 mar 2016 | New Castle IN – Haverford PA) artist, community activist, therapeutic art teacher

Hedy Epstein Wachenheimer (15 aug 1924 – 26 may 2016 | Freiburg, Germany – St. Louis MO) public speaker, political activist, autobiographical author, WWII Kindertransport child, member International Solidarity Movement in support of Palestinian cause

Phyllis McAlpin Tewart Schlafly (15 aug 1924 – 15 aug 2016 | St Louis MO – St Louis MO) author, lawyer, speaker, publisher, anti-feminist, anti-abortionist, newspaper columnist, archconservative activist

Marion Woodman (15 aug 1928 – 09 jul 2018 | London, Ontario – London, Ontario) Jungian analyst, mythopoetic author, women’s movement figure

Betty JoAnne [Bjo] Conway Trimble (15 aug 1933 – US) science-fiction fan / writer

Rita Shane (15 aug 1936 – 09 oct 2014 | Bronx NY – New York NY) American grand opera dramatic coloratura soprano

Maxine Moore Carr Waters (15 aug 1938 – St. Louis MO) politician, social / civil rights activist, Community Build and Black Women’s Forum co-founder

Ze’eva Cohen (15 aug 1940 – ??) modern dancer, choreographer, dance professor emerita

Linda Ellerbee (15 aug 1944 – Bryan TX) author, journalist, news anchor / reporter

Frances Temple (15 aug 1945 – 05 jul 1995 | Washington DC – New York NY) author, teacher, illustrator, children’s / young adult fiction writer

Denise Chavez (15 aug 1948 – Las Cruces NM) author, editor, playwright, stage director

Carlien Brouwer (15 aug 1949 – missing 06 jan 1994 | unknown – unknown) author, translator

Gaylen Ross (15 aug 1950 – Indianapolis IN) writer, actress, director, producer

Ann Biderman (15 aug 1951 – Florida US) tv / film writer / producer

Jan Wong (15 aug 1952 – Montreal, Quebec) Chinese-Canadian author, columnist, professor, newspaper journalist

Mary Jo Salter (15 aug 1954 – Grand Rapids MI) poet, editor, essayist, playwright, children’s author

Barbara McGivern (15 aug 1955 – Toronto, Ontario) artist, painter, aka The Gold Lady

Lorraine Desmarais (15 aug 1956 – Montreal, Quebec) pianist, jazz composer, music professor

Janet Lilly (15 aug 1957 – US) modern dance, choreographer, Iyengar yoga practitioner

AnnMaria Waddell De Mars (15 aug 1958 – Scott Air Force Base US) author, judoka, technology executive

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Women.Born.Alive | 08.14

14 aug 1814 Charlotte Fowler Wells
Charlotte Fowler Wells (14 aug 1814 – 04 jun 1901 | Cohocton NY – West Orange NJ) author, phrenologist, journal publisher | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
14 aug 1859 May Dickson Exall
May Dickson Exall (14 aug 1859 – 28 sep 1936 | McKinney TX – Dallas TX) civic leader, clubwoman, arts activist, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts co-founder | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
14 aug 1868 Florence Pullman Lowder
Florence Pullman Lowden (14 aug 1868 – 05 jul 1937 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) travel writer, philanthropist, First Lady of Illinois | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Vivian Louise Aunspaugh (14 aug 1869 – 09 mar 1960 | Bedford VA – Dallas TX) painter, art editor, art teacher, art school founder

Leila Edna Andrews (14 aug 1876 – 28 apr 1954 | North Manchester IN  – Oklahoma City OK) author, pediatrician, pediatrics professor, hematologist, one of first two female members of American College of Physicians (ACP)

Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith (14 aug 1894 – 01 feb 1984 | Alderson WV – New York NY) singer, dancer, aka Bricktop, vaudevillean, saloon-keeper, autobiographical author

Amaza Lee Meredith (14 aug 1895 – 1984 | Lynchburg VA – Petersburg VA) African-American artist, educator, architect, co-created black leisure community

Caroline Farrar Ware (14 aug 1899 – 05 apr 1990 | Brookline MA – Mitchelville MD) author, New Deal activist, history / social work professor

Judith Berlin Lieberman (14 aug 1904 – 1978 | Latvia –  New York NY) author, educator, biographer, Jewish religious scholar, principal / dean of Hebrew studies at Shulamith School for Girls

Winifred Claire Stanley (14 aug 1909 – 29 feb 1996 | New York NY – Kenmore NY) lawyer, politician, first US Representative to propose equal pay for women

Ethel L. Payne (14 aug 1911 – 28 may 1991 | Chicago IL – Washington DC) journalist, lecturer, columnist, commentator, freelance writer, aka First lady of the Black Press

Elaine Anderson Steinbeck (14 aug 1914 – 27 apr 2003 | Austin TX – New York NY) actress, memoirist, theater stage manager

Alice Provensen (14 aug 1917 – 23 apr 2018 | Chicago IL – San Clemente CA) children’s book editor/ author / illustrator

Alice Adams (14 aug 1926 – 27 may 1999 | Fredericksburg VA – San Francisco CA) novelist, short story writer, university professor

Jean Hall Lloyd-Jones (14 aug 1929 – Washington DC) activist, politician, member of Iowa Peace Institute and Iowa League of Women Voters

Lee Hoffman (14 aug 1952 – 06 feb 2007 | Chicago IL – Port Charlotte FL) born Shirley Bell Hoffman, Western / romance / science fiction novelist, editor of early folk music fanzines

Edie Huggins (14 aug 1935 – 29 jul 2008 | St. Joseph MO – Philadelphia PA) African-American reporter, journalist, broadcaster, longest tv news tenure in Philadelphia

Niara Sudarkasa (14 aug 1938 – Fort Lauderdale FL) author, scholar, educator, Africanist, anthropologist, née Gloria Albertha Marshall

Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney (14 aug 1941 – Casper WY) novelist, conservative scholar, former talk-show host

Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel (14 aug 1947 – New York NY) romance novelist, pen name: Danielle Steel

Jeanne Lamon (14 aug 1949 – New York NY) violinist, conductor

Carolyn Marsden (14 aug 1950 – Mexico City, Mexico) artist, memoirist, young adult fiction writer

Gracia Couturier (14 aug 1951 – Edmundston, New Brunswick) author, haiku poet, educator, playwright, children’s writer, founding director university theatre centre

Michelle Huneven (14 aug 1953 – Altadena CA) novelist, journalist

Jennifer Austin McLogan (14 aug 1953 – Flint MI) television news reporter

Diane McKinney-Whetstone (14 aug 1953 – Pennsylvania US) African-American author, novelist, creative writing professor

Janet Elizabeth Aalfs (14 aug 1956 – Elmira NY) poet, martial artist, founding director of Lotus Peace Arts, former poet laureate of Northampton MA, founding member of Valley Women’s Martial Arts and National Women’s Martial Arts Federation

Erica Flapan (14 aug 1956 – US) author, mathematician, professor of mathematics

Cheryl Chase (14 aug 1956 – New Jersey US) aka Bo Laurent, intersex activist, graphic artist, translator, documentary filmmaker, editor of Hermaphrodites with Attitude journal, Intersex Society of North American founder

Jacqueline Yvonne Harry (14 aug 1956 – Winston-Salem NC) aka Jackée, singer, actress, director, comedian, television personality

Wang Ping (14 aug 1957 – Shangai, China) Chinese-American poet, writer, singer, dancer, installation artist, professor of English

Elsa Alina Casales Murano (14 aug 1959 – Havana, Cuba) businesswoman, former university president and administrator, former US Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety

Women.Born.Alive | 08.13

13 aug 1818 Lucy Blackwell Stone
Lucy Blackwell Stone (13 aug 1818 – 19 oct 1893 | West Brookfield MA – Boston MA) writer, orator, suffragist, publisher, abolitionist, magazine founder / editor, women’s rights activist / organizer | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

 

13 aug 1829 Martha Joanna Reade Nash Lamb
Martha Joanna Reade Nash Lamb (13 aug 1829 – 02 jan 1893 | Plainfield MA – New York NY) editor, author, historian, child welfare activist, Secretary of US Sanitary Commission, owner / editor-in-chief Magazine of American History | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
13 aug 1849 Leonora Kearney Barry
Leonora Kearney Barry (13 aug 1849 – 18 jul 1923 | County Cork, Ireland – Minooka IL) women’s labor rights activist / organizer, sole female Knights of Labor national office holder, aka Mother Lake and America’s First Woman Labor Activist | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Mary Ellen [Ella] Quinlan O’Neill (13 aug 1857 – 28 feb 1922 | New Haven CT – Los Angeles CA) pianist, literary figure / inspiration, mother of playwright Eugene O’Neill

Annie Oakley (13 aug 1860 – 03 nov 1926 | near Woodland OH – Greenville OH) folk figure, philanthropist, aka Little Sure Shot, exhibition sharpshooter, née Phoebe Ann Moses, autobiographical writer

Emma Eames (13 aug 1865 – 13 jun 1952 | Shanghai, China – New York NY) operatic soprano, autobiographical author

Frances Hardcastle (13 aug 1866 – 26 dec 1941 | Writtle UK – Stocksfield-on-Tyne UK) British-American author, mathematician, founding member of American Mathematical Society (1894)

Florence Nightingale Levy (13 aug 1870 – 15 nov 1947 | New York NY – New York NY) arts magazine editor, arts / museum administrator

Kate Seston Matthews (13 aug 1870 – 05 jul 1956 | New Albany IN – Peewee Valley KY) photographer

Mabel Gordon Dunlop Grouitch (13 aug 1874 – 13 aug 1956 | Clarksburg WV – Washington DC) archaeologist, WWI nurse, fundraiser for Serbian Red Cross

Aurania Rouverol (13 aug 1886 – 23 jun 1955 | Utah US – Palo Alto CA) playwright, created character Andy Hardy

Eva Beatrice Dykes (13 aug 1893 – 29 oct 1986 | Washington DC – Huntsville AL) author, professor, first black American woman to fulfill doctoral degree requirements / third awarded PhD., Seventh Day Adventist activist / educator

Maria Margarita [Margaret] Tafoya (13 aug 1904 – 25 feb 2001 | Santa Clara Pueblo NM – Santa Clara Pueblo NM) aka Corn Blossom, Santa Clara Pueblo potter, Native American matriarch

Grace Elizabeth Bates (13 aug 1914 – 19 nov 1996 | ??? – ???) author, essayist, statistician, professor emerita, mathematician, first female US PhD in mathematics

Constance Emily Polan [Connie] Wald (13 aug 1916 – 10 nov 2012| Parkersburg WV – Beverly Hills CA) socialite, Beverly Hills / Hollywood dinner hostess

Lottie Louise Riekehof (13 aug 1920 – Germany) German-American author, American Sign Language interpreter, pioneer educator / curriculum developer in field of professional sign language interpreting

Dania Krupska (13 aug 1923 – Fall River MA) dancer, choreographer

Trude Feldman (13 aug 1924 – Hollywood CA) reporter, columnist, magazine writer, former member US White House Press Corps / State Department Press Corps

Martha Joanne Alf (13 aug 1930 – Berkeley CA) author, artist, painter, etcher, photographer, object collector

Jocelyn Elders (13 aug 1933 – Schaal AR) author, professor, pediatrician, memoirist, née Minnie Lee Jones, public health administrator, pro-legalization of marijuana advocate

Lella Vignelli (13 aug 1934 – 22 dec 2016 | Udine, Italy – Manhattan NY) designer, founded Vignelli Associates, donated archives of works / designed building for The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Felicia Weathers (13 aug 1937 – St Louis MO) operatic soprano, concert singer, voice / vocal technique teacher

Sharon Kay Penman (13 aug 1945 – New York NY) historical novelist

Janet Louise Yellen (13 aug 1946 – Brooklyn NY) author, economist, professor

Gay J. McDougall (13 aug 1947 – Atlanta GA) author, attorney, African-American, civil rights advocate, former Executive Director of Global Rights, Partners for Justice, first UN Independent Expert of Minority Issues

Kathleen Deanna Battle (13 aug 1948 – Portsmouth OH) operatic light lyric-coloratura soprano

Merrill Markoe (13 aug 1948 – New York NY) author, novelist, essayist, standup comedian, television screenwriter

Cyndy Brucato (13 aug 1951 – Chicago IL) journalist, former news anchor, public relations consultant

Donna Barr (13 aug 1952 – Everett WA) cartoonist, comic book author

Suzanne Muldowney (13 aug 1952 – Camden NJ) seamstress, performance artist, aka Underdog Lady

Gloria La Riva (13 aug 1954 – Albuquerque NM) author, translator, political activist, documentary filmmaker, US Party for Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate (2008 and 2016)

Barbara Ann Walsh (13 aug 1958 – US) journalist, journalism professor, children’s book author

Women.Born.Alive | 08.12

12 aug 1762 Elizabeth Elkiins Sanders
Elizabeth Elkins Sanders (12 aug 1762 – 19 feb 1851 | Salem MA – Salem MA) essayist, book reviewer, Unitarian, pamphleteer, Native American rights advocate [image note: anonymous 18th c. Massachusetts woman] | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
12 aug 1806 Elizabeth Oakes Smith
Elizabeth Oakes Smith (12 aug 1806 – 16 nov 1893 | North Yarmouth ME – Blue Point NY) poet, editor, lecturer, fiction writer, suffragist, women’s rights activist | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
12 aug 1833 Lillie Devereux Blake
Lillie Devereux Blake (12 aug 1833 – 30 dec 1913 | Raleigh NC – Englewood NJ) author, suffragist, social reformer, aka Tiger Lily | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Edith Matilda Thomas (12 aug 1854 – 13 sep 1925 | Chatham Center OH – New York NY) poet, editor, teacher, typesetter

Katharine Lee Bates (12 aug 1859 – 28 mar 1929 | Falmouth MA – Wellesley MA) poet, author, educator, songwriter

Josephine Marcus Earp (12 aug 1861 – 19 dec 1944 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) actress, dancer, memoirist, folk figure, frontier adventurer

Edith Hamilton (12 aug 1867 – 31 may 1963 | Dresden, North German Confederation – Washington DC) author, educator, Greek classicist /  mythologist, aka Greatest Woman Classicist

Mary Ella Roberts Rinehart (12 aug 1876 – 22 sep 1958 | Allegheny City PA – New York NY) author, journalist, mystery writer, aka The American Agatha Christie

Martha Hedman (12 aug 1883 – 20 jun 1974 | Östersund, Sweden – DeLand FL) author, actress, playwright

Lily Ross Taylor (12 aug 1886 – 29 jul 1969 | Auburn AL – Bryn Mawr PA) author, ancient historian, classical scholar

Zerna Addis Sharp (12 aug 1889 – 17 jun 1981 | Hillisburg IN – Frankfort IN) author, teacher, literacy advocate, aka Mother of Dick and Jane

Della Gould Emmons (12 aug 1890 – 06 nov 1983 | Glencoe MN – Tacoma WA) playwright, biographer, historical novelist

Lillian Evanti (12 aug 1890 – 06 dec 1967 | Washington DC – Washington DC) operatic soprano, African-American, civil rights activist

Alice Stanley Acheson (12 aug 1895 – 20 jan 1996 | Charlevoix MI – Washington DC) artist, watercolorist, landscape painter, wife of politician Dean Acheson

Coe Glade (12 aug 1900 – 23 sep 1985 | Chicago IL – New York NY) operatic mezzo-soprano

Thelma Johnson Streat (12 aug 1911 – 01 may 1959) artist, dancer, educator, folklorist, textile designer, inter-cultural arts activist, founded The Negro in History visual arts / education program

Eleanor Margaret Peachey Burbidge (12 aug 1919 – Davenport UK) author, astrophysicist, American Astronomy Society’s first female president

Ophelia DeVore (12 aug 1922 – 28 feb 2014 | Edgefield SC – Manhattan NY) newspaper publisher, non-white inclusion activist, first African-American model in US, co-founded one of first US black modeling agency

Ruth Stiles Gannett Kahn (12 aug 1923 – New York NY) children’s novelist

Patricia Murphy [Patt] Derian (12 aug 1929 – 20 may 2016 | New York NY – Chapel Hill NC) author, civil / human rights activist

Camille Billops (12 aug 1933 – Los Angeles CA) sculptor, archivist, filmmaker, printmaker

Joan Hamburg (12 aug 1935 – Long Island NY) author, radio talk show host, aka New York Radio’s First Lady

Evelyn Hausner Lauder (12 aug 1936 – 12 nov 2011 | Vienna, Austria – New York NY) Austrian-American socialite, philanthropist, businesswoman, pink ribbon breast cancer awareness campaign innovator

Huguette Tourangeau (12 aug 1938 – 21 apr 2018 | Montreal, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) French-Canadian pianist, operatic mezzo-soprano

Frances Krauskopf [Fran] Conley (12 aug 1940 – Palo Alto CA) memoirist, anti-misogyny activist, neurosurgery professor, first female faculty at Stanford

Gail Kostner Parent (12 aug 1940 – New York NY) author, screenwriter, television producer

Deborah Walley (12 aug 1941 – 10 may 2001 | Bridgeport CT – Sedona AZ) actress, co-founded two children’s theater companies

Jennifer Warren (12 aug 1941 – New York NY) actress, film director / producer, University of Southern California Senior Lecturer in cinematic arts

Joan Murray (12 aug 1943 – New York NY) American-born Canadian author, curator, art historian, museum director

Dorothy E. Denning (12 aug 1945 – US) author, essayist, information security researcher

Caroline Leaf (12 aug 1946 – Seattle WA) tutor, director, producer, animator, filmmaker, screenwriter

Sue Monk Kidd (12 aug 1948 – Sylvester GA) novelist, feminist, memoirist

Audrey Wood (12 aug 1948 – US) children’s author

Christiane Duchesne (12 aug 1949 – Montreal, Quebec) educator, illustrator, translator, researcher, children’s author

Janet Maslin (12 aug 1949 – New York NY) journalist, film / literary critic

Karen Parker (12 aug 1949 – US) author, essayist, expert witness, human rights / activist attorney

Mariso Lino (12 aug 1950 – Trieste, Italy) American diplomat, ambassador, retired US Foreign Service member, US Assistant Secretary for International Affiars

Anna M. Martin (12 aug 1955 – US) children’s / young adult serial novelist

Wanda Brister (12 aug 1957 – Houma LA) operatic mezzo-soprano, voice teacher

Elaine Cunningham (12 aug 1957 – New York NY) fantasy-science fiction author, Dungeons & Dragons contributing author

Valerie Landsburg (12 aug 1958 – New York NY) actress, film and television director, screenwriter, singer-songwriter

Brenda Cooper (12 aug 1960 – Encino CA) futurist, novelist, short story writer

Patricia Gras (12 aug 1960 – Houston TX) journalist, television news anchor, reporter, and producer

 

Women.Born.Alive | 08.11

11 aug 1807 Eliza Hart Spalding
Eliza Hart Spalding (11 aug 1807 – 13 jan 1851 | Kensington CT – Brownsville OR) diarist, pioneer, missionary to Nez Perce, mother of Eliza Spalding Warren | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
11 aug 1811 Octavia Walton Le Vert
Octavia Walton Le Vert (11 aug 1811 – 12 mar 1877 | Augusta GA – Augusta GA) author, socialite, social activist, memoirist, travel writer | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
11 aug 1834 Oriana [Orie] Russell Moon Andrews
Oriana [Orie] Russell Moon Andrews (11 aug 1834 – 26 dec 1883 | Viewmont VA – Scottsville VA) aka Dr. Orie Moon, Civil War Confederate doctor, Bedouin missionary doctor | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (11 aug 1836 – 22 dec 1919 | Lexington KY – Caldwell NJ) poet

Eliza Spalding Warren (11 aug 1837 – 21 jun 1919 | Spalding ID – Coeur d’Alene ID) pioneer, memoirist [daughter of Eliza Hart Spalding]

Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond (11 aug 1862 – 28 dec 1946 | Janesville WI – Hollywood CA) poet, pianist, singer-songwriter, first US female music publisher, autobiographical author, first woman to sell one million copies of a song

Mary [May] Wilson Watkins Preston (11 aug 1873 – 18 may 1949 | New York NY – Easthampton NY) impressionist painter, book / magazine illustrator

Sarah Marcia [Marcella] Craft (11 aug 1874 – 12 dec 1959 | Indianapolis IN – Riverside CA) operatic soprano

Emma Maria Frieda Johanna Freiin von Richthofen (11 aug 1879 – 11 aug 1956 | Metz, Germany – Taos NM) German-American literary figure, autobiographical author, married D.H. Lawrence, aka Frieda Weekley, Frieda Lawrence, Frieda Lawrence Ravagli

Emma Carola Woerishoffer (11 aug 1885 – 11 sep 1911 | New York NY – York ME) heiress, social activist, philanthropist

Helen Broderick (11 aug 1891 – 25 sep 1959 | Philadelphia PA – Beverly Hills CA) screenwriter, stage / film actress, mother of actor Broderick Crawford

Louise Bogan (11 aug 1897 – 04 feb 1970 | Livermore Falls ME – New York NY) poet, literary critic, New Yorker poetry editor, Poet Laureate to US Library of Congress

Louisa Venable Kyle (11 aug 1903 – 24 oct 1999 | Norfolk VA – Virginia Beach VA) author, journalist, historian

Elinor Tibbets Van Ingen McDade (11 aug 1922 – 11 apr 2012 | Seattle WA – Sag Harbor ME) artist, gardener, gallery owner, yoga teacher, former member of US State Department

Arlene Carol Dahl (11 aug 1925 – Minneapolis MN) actress, columnist, businesswoman

Rosemary Kurtz (11 aug 1930 – Richmond IN) educator, politician

Allegra Kent (11 aug 1937 – Santa Monica CA) author, actress, columnist, ballet dancer, children’s book author, autobiographical author, university ballet instructor

Elizabeth Holtzman (11 aug 1941 – Brooklyn NY) author, attorney, first woman to be elected district attorney and comptroller in New York City, member of Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group (IWG)

Abigail Folger (11 aug  1943 – 09 aug 1969) heiress, socialite, volunteer, art historian, civil rights activist, Manson murder / massacre victim

Jean H. Toal (11 aug 1943 – Columbia SC) attorney, former /  first woman / first Roman Catholic Chief Justice of Supreme Court of South Carolina, aka Madame Chief Justice

Joanna Cole (11 aug 1944 – Newark NJ) children’s book author

Marilyn March vos Savant (11 aug 1946 – St Louis MO) author, playwright, memoirist, magazine columnist

Marguerite [Peg] McKenna Luksik (11 aug 1955 – Huntsville AL) author, family activist, conservative politician, pro-life campaigner, co-founded Center for American Heritage

Katherine [Kate] E. Vogel (11 aug 1956 – Wimpole Park UK) American studio glass artist

Women.Born.Alive | 08.10

10 aug 1810 Mary Sargeant Neal Gove Nichols
Mary Sargeant Neal Gove Nichols (10 aug 1810 – 30 may 1884 | Goffstown NH – London UK) writer, lecturer, educator, suffragist, visionary, vegetarian, health reformer, autobiographer, hydrotherapy advocate, women’s rights activist  | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
10 aug 1840 Eliza Frances Andrews
Eliza Frances Andrews (10 aug 1840 – 21 jan 1931 | Washington GA – Rome GA) diarist, botanist, essayist, educator, memoirist, textbook author, magazine writer  | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
10 aug 1841 Mary Artemesia Lathbury
Mary Artemesia  Lathbury (10 aug 1841 – 20 oct 1913 | Manchester NY – East Orange NJ) artist, author, hymnist, book illustrator, children’s book author, religious periodical writer | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Gertrude Bloede (10 aug 1845 – 14 aug 1945 | Dresden, Germany – Baldwin NY) German-born American poet, pen name: Stuart Sterne

Mary [C. C.] Carroll Craig Bradford (10 aug 1856 – 15 jan 1938 | Brooklyn NY – Colorado US) politician, suffragist, Colorado State Superintendent of Public Instruction, first female delegate to 1908 Democratic National Convention, president: National Education Association, Colorado Federation of Women’s Clubs, and Colorado Springs Equal Suffrage Association

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (10 aug 1859 – 27 feb 1964 | Raleigh NC – Washington DC) author, scholar, speaker, fourth African-American female PhD

Louise Leonard McLaren (10 aug 1865 – 16 dec 1968 | Wellsboro PA – East Stroudsburg PA) educator, political activist, Southern Summer School for Women founder

Ethel Phoebe Bailey Higgins (10 aug 1866 – 09 mar 1963 | Vassalboro ME – San Diego CA) botanist, botany curator at San Diego Museum of Natural History

Hilder Florentina Youngber Smith (10 aug 1890 – 11 jan 1977 | California US – San Diego CA) aviator, aerial acrobat, first female parachute jumper, first female pilot to fly from Los Angeles Airport (LAX)

Dorothy Jacobs Bellanca (10 aug 1894 – 16 aug 1946 | Zemel, Latvia – New York NY) labor activist / leader, first female organizer of United Garment Workers of America and Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America

Era Bell Thompson (10 aug 1905 – 30 dec 1986 | Des Moines IA – Chicago IL) author, editor or Ebony magazine, autobiographical author, gender / civil rights activist

Margaret Cornelia Morgan Lawrence (10 aug 1914 – New York NY) author, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, inner-city child / family development specialist

Ethel Magafan (10 aug 1916 – 24 apr 1993 | Chicago IL – Woodstock NY) painter, muralist

Ellen Stewart (10 aug 1919 – 13 jan 2011 | Chicago IL or Alexandria LA – New York NY) fashion designer, theater director / producer

Flora Lonette Davis Crittenden (10 aug 1924 – Brooklyn NY) retired teacher, civil rights activist, former member Virginia House of Delegates

Carol Ruth Vander Velde Karp (10 aug 1926 – 20 aug 1972 | Forest Grove MI – Maryland US) violist, educator, mathematician

Dolores Alexander (10 aug 1931 – 13 may 2008 | Newark NJ – Palm Harbor FL) author, lesbian, feminist, reporter, women’s rights activist, co-founded Mother Courage feminist restaurant

Denise Schmandt-Besserat (10 aug 1933 – Ay, France) French-American author,  archaeologist, art / archaeology professor

Lynn Leon Loscutoff (10 aug 1934 – 16 may 2018 | San Francisco CA – Naples FL) author, painter, teacher, memoirist, innovator, watercolorist, co-founded Camp Evergreen

Jennie Elizabeth [J. E.] Franklin (10 aug 1937 – Houston TX) playwright

Beverly Fey Lowry (10 aug 1938 – Memphis TN) novelist, educator, short story writer

Elvy Musikka (10 aug 1939 – US) artist, voter rights advocate, cannabis rights activist, enrolled in US Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program

Betsey Johnson (10 aug 1942 – Wethersfield CT) fashion designer

Ellen Hart (10 aug 1949 – Minneapolis MN) former chef, mystery novelist

Marie-Sœurette Mathieu (10 aug 1949 – Port-au-Prince, Haiti) Haitian-Canadian author, painter, teacher, sociologist

Joyce Sutphen (10 aug 1949 – St Joseph MN) poet, Minnesota Poet Laureate

Connie Jost (10 aug 1951 – 09 jan 1998 | Vineland NJ – Port Elizabeth NJ) artist, punster, environmentalist

Carla Diane Hayden (10 aug 1952 – Tallahassee FL) author, essayist, librarian, first woman / first African-American Librarian of US Congress

Ashley Putnam (10 aug 1952 – New York NY) operatic soprano, private and university voice teacher

Jami Bernard (10 aug 1956 – US) author, film critic, comics writer, media consultant, founded Barncat Publishing

Ann Veasman Clemmer (10 aug 1958 – Wilson AR) politician, political scientist, first woman to preside over Arkansas House

Rosanna Lisa Arquette (10 aug 1959 – New York NY) actress, film director and producer

 

Women.Born.Alive | 08.09

09 aug 1757 Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (09 aug 1757 – 09 nov 1854 | Albany NY –  Washington DC) archivist, social activist, orphanage founder / supporter | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
09 aug 1762 Mary Randolph
Mary Randolph (09 aug 1762 – 23 jan 1828 | Manakin VA – Washington DC) cookbook / housekeeping author, women’s domestic freedom advocate | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne
09 aug 1861 Dorothea Klumpke Roberts
Dorothea Klumpke Roberts (09 aug 1861 – 05 oct 1942 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) author, astronomer, Director of the Bureau of Measurements at the Paris Observatory, endowed Klumpke-Roberts Award for service to astronomy and astronomy education | women.born.alive © susan.powers.bourne

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Janie Porter Barrett (09 aug 1865 – 27 aug 1948 | Athens GA – Hampton VA) educator, social reformer, welfare worker, founded Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls, Virginia State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs founder / leader

Lulu May Hefner (09 aug 1874 – 19 jul 1954 | Nowata OK – Oklahoma City OK) milliner, Cherokee, businesswoman, first female oil driller in Oklahoma

Mary Agnes Yerkes (09 aug 1886 – 08 nov 1989 | Oak Park IL – San Mateo CA) American Impressionist painter

Norma Elizabeth Boyd (09 aug 1888 – 14 mar 1985 | Washington DC – New York NY) educator, civic / political activist, established the Non-Partisan Council, founding member of first African-American Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority

Cornelia Van Auken Chapin (09 aug 1893 – 01 dec 1973 | Waterford CT – Lakeville CT) sculptor, animalier

Mary Golda Ross (09 aug 1908 – 29 apr 2008 | Park Hill OK – Los Altos CA) Cherokee, first known female Native American engineer, satellite / ballistic missile designer, advocate for female Native American engineers, posthumously endowed National Museum of the American Indian

Willa Beatrice Player (09 aug 1909 – 29 aug 2003 | Jackson MS – Greensboro NC) educator, college president, civil rights activist, first female African-American president of four-year accredited liberal arts college

Rachel Lambert Mellon (09 aug 1910 – 17 mar 2014 | Princeton NJ – Upperville VA) gardener, horticulturist, philanthropist, fine arts collector

Elizabeth Lloyd-Jones Zimmerman (09 aug 1910 – 30 nov 1999 | near Devon, England – Marshfield WI) knitter, author, public television host / presenter, knitwear designer / innovator, modern knitting pioneer / icon

Anne Wiggins Brown (09 aug 1912 – 13 mar 2009 | Baltimore MD – Oslo, Norway) soprano, radio / concert singer

Mareta West (09 aug 1915 – 02 nov 1998 | Norman OK – Oklahoma City OK) author, first female astro-geologist, chose site for first US Apollo 11 moon landing

Leona Woods Marshall Libby (09 aug 1919 – 10 nov 1986 | La Grange IL – Santa Monica CA) physicist, professor, sole female member of Manhattan Project, pioneer US nuclear reactor / atomic bomb co-creator / builder

Marta Becket (09 aug 1924 – 30 jan 2017 | New York NY – Death Valley Junction CA) actress, dancer, painter, muralist, illustrator, choreographer, theater founder, autobiographical author

Camilla Dolores Wicks (09 aug 1928 – Long Beach CA) violinist, one of first female violinists to establish major international career / recognition

Dolores Mae Wilson (09 aug 1928 – 28 sep 2010 | Philadelphia PA – Englewood NJ) coloratura soprano

Paula Kent Meehan (09 aug 1931 – 23 jun 2014 | Beverly Hills CA – Beverly Hills CA) businesswoman, philanthropist, Redken hair care co-founder, née Paula Jane Baer

Dolores [Dee] B. O’Hara (09 aug 1935 – Nampa ID) retired US Air Force officer, first aerospace nurse to first NASA astronauts, laid foundation for field of space nursing, former manager of Human Research Facility at Ames Research Center

Annabel M. Patterson (09 aug 1936 – UK) author, scholar, professor emerita of English, British-born Canadian

Ezola Broussard Foster (09 aug 1938 – Maurice LA) writer, activist, educator, conservative politician

Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux (09 aug 1938 – 02 feb 1985 | La Doré, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) composer, music educator

Linda Jo Goldway Keen (09 aug 1940 – Bronx NY) author, essayist, mathematician, focus on hyperbolic geometry, professor of mathematics and computer science

Shirlee Busbee (09 aug 1941 – San Jose CA) romance novelist

Emily Fuller (09 aug 1941 – New York NY) multi-media artist

Patricia [Pat] McKissack (09 aug 1944 – 07 apr 2017 | Smyrna TN – Bridgeton MO) biographer, children’s book author, aka L’Ann Carwell, Pat McKissack, Patricia C. McKissack

Barbara Delinsky (09 aug 1945 – Boston MA) novelist, non-fiction author, pen names: Bonnie Drake and Billie Douglass

Sandra [Sandi] Sue Sissel (09 aug 1949 – US) cinematographer, documentary film director and producer

Elyse Guttenberg (09 aug 1952 – New York NY) fantasy novelist, founding editor of Permafrost Alaskan literary journal

Kathleen Ann Cunningham Matthews (09 aug 1953 – San Francisco CA) politician, former television news reporter, former Marriott International hotel company executive, current chair of Maryland Democratic Party

Pamela Burford (09 aug 1954 – Las Cruces NM) twin, romance / romantic suspense novelist

Alessandra Farkas (09 aug 1954 – Rome, Italy) Italian-American author, blogger, journalist, interviewer / commentator on American arts / culture / society

Patricia Burford Ryan (09 aug 1954 – Las Cruces NM) twin, romance novelist, mystery novelist as P. B. Ryan

Deborah Solomon (09 aug 1957 – New York NY) author, art critic, journalist, biographer, current WNYC public radio art critic, former New York Times magazine weekly columnist

Amanda Bearse (09 aug 1958 – Winter Park FL) actress, director, comedian

Anne Daphne Yoder (09 aug 1959 – Charlotte NC) biologist, essayist, professor, researcher, Women in Science board member, founder / host of YoderLab.org, focus on preservation / conservation of biodiversity in Madagascar

Leigh Anne Roberts Tuohy (09 aug 1960 – Memphis TN) co-author, interior designer