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Anna Jarvis
Birth: c. May 1, 1864
Taylor County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1948
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Founder of Mother's Day. Petitioned Congress to create a holiday honoring all Mothers after the death of her own mother. President Woodrow Wilson signed Mother's Day into law in 1914. Towards the end of her life, Anna Jarvis came to detest her creation, due to the over commercialization of it by the public. She tried to fight this commercialization in the last years of her life. 
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  Ann Reeves Jarvis (1834 - 1905)
  Josiah William Pickens Jarvis (1853 - ____)*
  Anna Jarvis (1864 - 1948)
  Thomas R. Jarvis (1866 - 1873)*
  Ellen Jarvis (1868 - 1868)*
*Calculated relationship
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section: River
GPS (lat/lon): 40.01837, -75.2198
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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