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Harriet Jane "Hattie" Briggs Bousquet
Birth: Oct. 10, 1849
Troy
Davis County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1877
Pella
Marion County
Iowa, USA

Harriet 'Hattie' Briggs was one of the seven founders of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, that was founded on January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Today, P.E.O. has grown to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The P.E.O. Sisterhood, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is a philanthropic educational organization that promotes and funds educational opportunities for women.

Harriet Jane Briggs was born in Troy, Iowa the daughter of Reverend Elias Lyman and Jane Johnson Briggs. Along with six friends, (Mary Allen Stafford, Alice Bird Babb, Franc Roads Elliott, Alice Virginia Coffin, Ella Stewart, and Suela Pearson Penfield), she founded P.E.O. while studying at Iowa Wesleyan. She graduated with a B.S. degree in 1869 and was granted an honorary M.S. degree in 1872. After graduation she taught music and art until January 12, 1873 when she married Henri L. Bousquet.

The Bousquets moved to Pella, Iowa where they had two sons, Cutts Duddock and Henri Lyman. Hattie was the first of the P.E.O. founders to die on June 22, 1877 at the age of 27. Her son Henri died shortly before his sixth birthday in 1881. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elias Lyman Briggs (1822 - 1889)
  Jane Johnson Briggs (1824 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry Louis Bousquet (1840 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Cutts B. Bousquet (1873 - 1957)*
  Henry Lyman Bousquet (1875 - 1881)*
 
 Siblings:
  Abington Johnson Briggs (1846 - 1931)*
  Harriet Jane Briggs Bousquet (1849 - 1877)
  Henry Lyman Briggs (1851 - 1925)*
  Ancil James Briggs (1853 - 1880)*
  Clara M. Briggs Kramer (1856 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Wood Cemetery
Pella
Marion County
Iowa, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.41306, -92.92845
 
Created by: Nancy Leshikar Hébert
Record added: Mar 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49583653
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Harriet Jane Hattie <i>Briggs</i> Bousquet
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In remembrance of one of our Founding Sisters.
- Irene Kimball
 Added: Oct. 6, 2016

- GenealogyGirl
 Added: Jun. 22, 2015
Lovingly in P.E.O.
- Beth Sparrow
 Added: Apr. 26, 2014
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