|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1835|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 1896|
San Francisco County
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
Woodlawn Memorial Park
San Mateo County
Plot: Section G, Lot 2151, Grave 2
Created by: Greeley
Record added: Dec 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12652852
Added by: Anonymous
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