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Sarah Brown Ingersoll Cooper
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1835
Cazenovia
Madison County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1896
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Humanitarian. Founder of the first free Kindergarten west of the Rockies in San Francisco (1879) Tireless worker on behalf of children, primary education, and women's sufferage. Leader of many philanthropic pursuits. Essentially the founder of systematic primary school teaching in California. Wrote extensively on the subject.

Married Halsey Fenimore Cooper ( -1885) in New York in 1855. Had two children: Harriet in (1856-1896) and Mollie (1861-1864.) Moved to San Francisco in 1869.

Important member of the First Congregational Church of San Francisco. She and her daughter Harriet became reluctant participants in the sensational case against the Rev. Charles O. Brown in 1896.

Originally interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery in San Francisco. Relocated with husband and daughter to Woodlawn Memorial Park in Colma on April 24th, 1920.

For more, see: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/EAD/htmldocs/RMM06543.html 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 2151, Grave 2
 
Created by: Greeley
Record added: Dec 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12652852
Sarah Brown <i>Ingersoll</i> Cooper
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