Women’s History Month Remembers Eliza Farnham

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Eliza Farnham was just 28 when she was appointed Women’s Warden of New York’s infamous Sing Sing prison in 1844, a post she was sacked from within four years because of her passionate prison reform views. In the Continue reading Women’s History Month Remembers Eliza Farnham

Women’s History Month Remembers Sarah Montgomery Wallis

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Nineteen-year-old Sarah Montgomery and her husband Allen, a gunsmith, were members of an 1844 wagon train bound for Oregon that split off from the main group and instead headed for California as the Continue reading Women’s History Month Remembers Sarah Montgomery Wallis

Pioneer Women: Laura de Force Gordon

Pennsylvania born Laura de Force was 17 when her brother’s death in 1855 brought profound, and lasting, changes to her life view. Laura adopted Spiritualism, the comforting faith her grief-stricken mother turned to, a faith that not only Continue reading Pioneer Women: Laura de Force Gordon

Pioneer Women: Sarah Montgomery Wallis

Nineteen-year-old Sarah Montgomery and her husband Allen, a gunsmith, were members of an 1844 wagon train bound for Oregon that split off from the main group and instead headed for California as the Stevens-Murphy Party.  After Continue reading Pioneer Women: Sarah Montgomery Wallis