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  SPECTRUM Biographies - Clara Barton
Barton was the youngest of five children, and her two brothers and two sisters assumed much of the responsibility for her education.
In 1862, Barton was granted permission to deliver supplies directly to the front, which she did without fail for the next two years.
Clara Barton died on April 12, 1912, from complications of a cold.
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 Clara Barton
Barton died in 1912 at the age of 91 and is buried in North Oxford.
Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821, in...
Clara: I was born in Tazewell County in 1902.
www.clarabarton.org   (1496 words)

 American Red Cross Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Barton perceived an immediate need in all this chaos for providing personal assistance to the men in uniform, some of whom were already wounded, many hungry, and some without bedding or any clothing except what they had on their backs.
Barton prodded leaders in the government and the army until she was given passes to bring her voluntary services and medical supplies to the scenes of battle and field hospitals.
Barton climaxed her Civil War activity when she proposed that a national cemetery be created around the graves of the Union men who died in the notorious Andersonville Prison in Georgia and that the graves be marked where names were known.
www.redcross.org /museum/history/claraBarton.asp   (2533 words)

 Clara Barton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barton was born to Captain Stephen and Sarah Barton in Oxford, Massachusetts.
Barton's father was a loyalist to England, and this led to many confrontations between him and his wife.
Clara Barton's Birthplace in North Oxford, Massachusetts [3] is operated as a house museum as part of the Barton Center for Diabetes Education [4], a humanitarian project established in her honor to educate and support children with diabetes and their families.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clara_Barton   (1391 words)

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Clara was the fifth child born in her family.
When Barton was six, her sister Dolly became mentally ill and the family had to lock her in a room with barred windows.
Clara Barton was born to Captain Stephen and Sarah Barton in Oxford, Massachusetts.
www.lycos.com /info/barton-clara.html   (443 words)

 Clara Barton
Clara Barton (December 25, 1821-April 12, 1912) was both famous and honored in her lifetime—and has a well-earned place in American history—as the angel of Civil War battlefields and founder of the American Red Cross.
Clara was taught to read by Dolly and Sally at such an early age that she had "no knowledge of ever learning to read." Her brother Stephen taught her mathematics.
Barton and her sister, Sally Vassall, went to the station to meet the men, some of whom Barton had taught when they were schoolboys.
www.uua.org /uuhs/duub/articles/clarabarton.html   (3063 words)

 Clara Barton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Clara, as she was commonly called, was the youngest of five children born to Sarah and Stephen Barton.
Clara was very fortunate in that she made the same salary to that of her male peers.
Clara Barton is formally elected the first President of the organization in June of that year.
www.cnusd.k12.ca.us /barton-es/clara_barton.htm   (705 words)

 Clara Barton: White House Dream Team
Clara was sad about their decision, so she resigned and took a job at the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. She was one of only a few women working for the government at that time.
Clara lobbied the War Department continuously until they gave her permission to pass through the battle lines to distribute supplies, search for missing soldiers, and nurse the wounded.
Clara was affectionately known as the "angel of the battlefield" for her life's work.
www.whitehouse.gov /kids/dreamteam/clarabarton.html   (432 words)

 Clara Barton Ame Civil War Women American Red Cross Founder
When Clara Barton was sixteen, phrenologist Lorenzo Fowler advised her to become a teacher to cure her shyness.
After she was invited to teach in a private school in Bordentown, New Jersey, Barton recognized the community's need for free education, and despite opposition, set up one of the first free public schools in the state.
As Clara Barton moved briskly among the maimed and wounded soldiers at Antietam, few could imagine that she was once a shy, retiring child.
americancivilwar.com /women/cb.html   (1992 words)

 Clara Barton Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Clara Barton was born on Dec. 25, 1821, in North Oxford, Mass.
Barton was present with Federal forces during the siege of Charleston, S.C., and also at engagements in the Wilderness and at Fredericksburg, Va., and elsewhere.
Barton's mission was not primarily that of a nurse.
www.bookrags.com /biography/clara-barton   (954 words)

 The My Hero Project - Clara Barton
Clara was so shy, her mom sent her away to school and her teacher sent her right back home.
Clara Barton was the leader of the Red Cross until 1904.
Clara Barton was known as the 'Angel of the Battlefield.'
www.myhero.com /hero.asp?hero=clarabarton   (657 words)

 Clara Barton
Clarissa "Clara" Harlow Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts.
Barton devoted herself to building the national organization of the Red Cross and aiding in its efforts, except for six months in 1883, when she served as the superintendent of the Woman’s Reformatory Prison at Sherborn, Massachusetts.
Barton died in Glen Echo, Maryland on April 12, 1912 at the age of ninety-one.
winningthevote.org /CBarton.html   (1276 words)

Although Clara Barton is widely known as the founder of the American Red Cross, most people do not know of her valuable work at Andersonville.
Miss Barton began her career as a school teacher, and then was a clerk in the U.S. Patent Office.
Miss Barton never married, and spent her entire life in service to her fellow-man. Her efforts touched the lives of thousands of men and women throughout the country because of her service and devotion to others.
www.angelfire.com /ga2/Andersonvilleprison/Clara.html   (565 words)

 Clara Barton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts.
Clara soon became known as the "Angel of the Battlefield." After the war was over, Clara asked President Lincoln for permission to search for missing soldiers.
Clara Barton once said, "You must never think of anything except the need and how to meet it." I think she always thought about what people need and what she could do to help people get what they need.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/womenenc/barton4.html   (314 words)

 Clara Barton - Notable Women Ancestors
She was the daughter of Stephen Barton and Sally Stone and the youngest of five children, having older two brothers and two older sisters.
Clara entered the work force first as a teacher - starting at fifteen years of age by establishing a school for the children of the workers at her father's sawmill.
Clara became known as the "Angel of the Battlefield, caring for the wounded on both sides - an unheard of thing for that time period.
www.rootsweb.com /~nwa/barton.html   (481 words)

 Clara Barton biography
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Clara Barton became a teacher in Massachusetts at the age of 17; founded her own school six years later and after ten years of teaching, felt the need to alter her career path.
Barton also was highly dedicated to fighting for and furthering the rights of women; she worked closely with Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone and others.
Barton herself was the most decorated American woman, receiving the Iron Cross, the Cross of Imperial Russia and the International Red Cross Medal.
www.lkwdpl.org /wihohio/bart-cla.htm   (815 words)

 CLARA BARTON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Barton went on to establish the American Red Cross in 1881, making her a very famous and important figure in our country.
Barton returned to Andersonville and was able to mark the graves of thousands of Soldiers.
Thanks to Miss Barton publishing a list of those names in newspapers, many people were able to learn the fate of their loved ones, and also where they were buried.
www.pimall.com /nais/n.barton.html   (446 words)

 Clara Barton in Dansville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Clara's vision was to organize a national headquarters for the American Red Cross with smaller offices in every state and local chapters in every city and town.
Clara Barton became the first president of the American Red Cross, a position she held for 23 years.
Among Clara's Dansville supporters were members of the Jackson family, proprietors of the sanatorium, and A.O. Bunnell, editor of the local newspaper, the Advertiser.
dansville.lib.ny.us /clara.html   (1278 words)

 Clara Barton School Today
Clara Barton (1821-1912) was born in North Oxford, Massachusetts, where she taught school as a young woman.
When the new school opened in 1853, however, a male educator from outside the town was hired as principal instead of Barton and paid more than twice her salary.
Barton later worked as a nurse in the Civil War and engaged in relief efforts during the Franco-Prussian War.
www.scc.rutgers.edu /njwomenshistory/Period_5/bartontoday.htm   (324 words)

 Clara Barton Biography | acwr_01_package.xml
Clara Barton is one of the most remarkable women in American history.
Clara was ten years younger than any of the other children.
When Barton was eleven years old, her brother David was injured in a construction accident.
www.bookrags.com /biography/clara-barton-acwr-01   (437 words)

 Nurseweek/Healthweek|Civil War nurse Clara Barton's memorabilia found
Over the next few years, Barton acquired military funding to organize a massive supply effort, and by 1864 she was named superintendent of nursing for the Union Army.
Barton who had not been trained as a nurse, wrote letters, fixed gruel, and held a lamp while surgeons performed amputations.
As word of her efforts spread, Barton was inundated with thousands of letters regarding lost husbands, sons, and brothers.
www.nurseweek.com /news/97-12/15a.html   (457 words)

 Open Collections Program: Women Working: Clara Barton
The founder of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton's war relief efforts began during the Civil War in Washington, DC in 1861, when she assisted soldiers who had lost belongings and supplies during battle.
Born in Oxford, Massachusetts in 1821, Clara Barton was the daughter of a farmer, a war veteran, whose stories inspired her lifelong interest in military affairs.
A shy child, Barton was advised to pursue a career in teaching to overcome her shyness.
ocp.hul.harvard.edu /ww/people_barton.html   (473 words)

 Clara Barton
When Clara was eleven years old, her brother David was injured and she had to take care of him for two years straight.
In 1862, Clara's permission was granted to travel where the ill soldiers were taken so she could further take care of them, and she did for the rest of the war.
Clara died in Glen Echo, Maryland, in 1912.
www.angelfire.com /anime2/100import/barton.html   (405 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Women's History - Biographies - Clara Barton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821, in North Oxford, Massachusetts.
She was the youngest child of Stephen Barton, a farmer and state legislator who had served in the Revolution under General Anthony Wayne; she later recalled that his tales made war early familiar to her.
Barton was present with Federal forces during the siege of Charleston, South Carolina, and also at engagements in the Wilderness and at Fredericksburg, Virginia, and elsewhere.
www.gale.com /free_resources/whm/bio/barton_c.htm   (1224 words)

 Civil War Explorer > Clara Barton
Barton supplemented her early education with practical experience, working as a clerk and book keeper for her oldest brother.
Early in 1861 Barton returned to Washington, D.C. and, when the Civil War broke out, she was one of the first volunteers to appear at the Washington Infirmary to care for wounded soldiers.
Clara Barton died in 1912 at the age of ninety-one.
www.civilwar.org /cwe/redirect.asp?Page_ID=107   (477 words)

 Syndicated Column -- Clara Barton
Clara Barton, a shy farm girl from Massachusetts, harnessed her iron will and devotion to human welfare to accomplish the good works which earned her world fame.
Clara Barton saw the need for the Red Cross in America and plunged into the task of creating it.
Clara Barton was its first president and for the next 23 years directed its relief activities.
www.nahc.org /NAHC/Val/Columns/SC10-1.html   (697 words)

 Clara Barton
Miss Barton was born in North Oxford, Massachusetts, on December 25, 1821.
Miss Barton paid equal attention to the personal services that kept up the mens' spirits: she read to them, wrote letters for them, listened to their personal problems, and prayed with them.
Miss Barton's most significant act during her closing years as head of the American Red Cross was to take Red Cross supplies and services to Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
chapters.redcross.org /atlanta/History/clara_barton.htm   (1628 words)

 Clara Barton Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Her most notable antebellum achievement was the establishment of a free public school in Bordentown, N.J. Though she is remembered as the founder of the American Red Cross, her only prewar medical experience came when for 2 years she nursed an invalid brother.
When Barton learned that many of the wounded from First Bull Run had suffered, not from want of attention but from need of medical supplies, she advertised for donations in the Worcester, Mass., Spy and began an independent organization to distribute goods.
By the end of the war Barton had performed most of the services that would later he associated with the American Red Cross, which she founded in 1881.
www.civilwarhome.com /bartonbio.htm   (373 words)

 Clara Barton Birthplace Museum - Kid's Corner
The Clara Barton Holiday Open House was held January 8, 2006 in honor of Clara Barton Days.
People who come to learn about Clara Barton typically enjoy a great many surprises when they learn of her life and her passions...
When all the words have been found, a secret message about Clara Barton will be spelled out using the uncircled letters.
www.clarabartonbirthplace.org /kids_corner.asp   (190 words)

 Clara Barton
Clara Barton was born to a farm family in Oxford, Massachusetts.
Once a painfully timid child, Clara was bold as a lion when it came to helping others, whether wayward schoolboys, natural-disaster victims, or dying soliders.
Clara fought for U.S. approval of the Geneva treaty for the care of war wounded, organized the American Red Cross, and tirelessly dedicated her life to its service.
www.gardenofpraise.com /ibdbarto.htm   (875 words)

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