Clara Harlowe Barton
Clara Barton or Clarissa Harlowe Barton was born on December 25 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts and died on April 12, 1912 in Glen Echo, Maryland. Clara was the youngest 5 brothers and sisters (two brothers and two sisters) and her parents names were Stephen and Sarah Barton. Her father worked on a farm, and was a horse breeder. Clara Barton became interested in nursing when she was taking care of her ill brother David at age 11. At age 17 she became a teacher and 6 years later opend her own school. She then persued a new career of writing languages at the liberal institute in Clinton, New York. When the civil war started Cara Barton started nursing. Clara Barton was one of the first female nurses. She did a lot of nursing in the battle of Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Second Bull Run. She did more of bringing medical supplies to wounded soldiers in the war than nursing. In 1881 she established the Red Cross and the organization taught nearly 200,000 people to be nurses. On February 1865 she was granted to make an organization to find missing soldiers lost in the war by President Abraham Lincoln. She had found and given graves to nearly 13,000 people in just five months. Clara Barton was also big in women’s rights supporting their rights to vote and have equal pay as men do. She also donated food to the victims of the Johnstown Flood of 1889 and did the same to help the people in other disasters. After she died on April 12, 1912 she had dispensed nearly 2 million dollars in the Red Cross helping sick and wounded people.