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Clara Barton

Clara BartonAKA Clarissa Harlowe Barton

Born: 25-Dec-1821
Birthplace: North Oxford, MA
Died: 12-Apr-1912
Location of death: Glen Echo, MD
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, North Cemetery, Oxford, MA

Gender: Female
Religion: Unitarian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Founder of the American Red Cross


[1] Barton and her parents attended the Universalist Church, Oxford, MA.

Father: Stephen Barton (farmer, sawmill operator, d. 21-Mar-1862)
Mother: Sarah Stone (d. 18-Jul-1851)
Sister: Dorothea ("Dolly", d. 19-Apr-1846)
Sister: Sally Barton Vassall (d. 24-May-1874)
Brother: David Barton (d. 15-Mar-1888)
Brother: Stephen

    University: Liberal Institute, Clinton, NY

    American Red Cross Co-Founder
    National Women's Hall of Fame
    Nervous Breakdown 1854
    Nervous Breakdown 1872

Author of books:
History of the Red Cross (1882, nonfiction)
The Red Cross in Peace and War (1899, nonfiction)
The Story of My Childhood (1907, memoir)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA Scott #967 (3c),


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