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Sarah Josepha Hale

Sarah Josepha HaleAKA Sarah Josepha Buell

Born: 24-Oct-1788
Birthplace: Newport, NH
Died: 30-Apr-1879
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Editor, Godey's Lady's Book

Responsible for the establishment of Thanksgiving as a holiday, and also author of the nursery rhyme, Mary had a Little Lamb. As editor of Godey's Lady's Book she turned the magazine into one of the highest circulation women's magazines in America during the 19th century, with 150,000 subscribers.

Father: Gordon Buell
Mother: Martha Whittlesay Buell
Husband: David Hale (m. 1813, d. 1822)

    Godey's Lady's Book Editor (1837-77)

Author of books:
The Genius of Oblivion (1823, poetry)
Northwood, a Tale of New England (1827, novel)
Poems for Our Children (1830, poetry)
Woman's Record; or, Sketches of Distinguished Women (1853, biography)


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