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Edna Fischel Gellhorn
Birth: Dec. 18, 1878
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1970
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Social Reformer-Suffragette. Active in the women's suffrage movement, Edna became the founder and first vice-president of the League of Women Voters in 1920 and President of the St. Louis and Missouri Leagues. Edna and her husband, well-known gynecologist Dr. George Gellhorn, led a successful campaign to reduce infant mortality by sanitary regulation of milk distribution and by provision of free medical clinics. When the St. Louis Globe Democrat named her Woman of Achievement in 1957, the paper wrote, "She has worked with such indefatigable energy for so many worthwhile causes for more than fifty years that she cannot, in a sense, be honored for achievements for just one year. There are too many!" Edna and George's daughter, Martha Gellhorn, was the world's first female war correspondent, covering everything from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam. Martha was the third wife of Ernest Hemingway. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
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 Parents:
  Martha Ellis Fischel (1850 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  George Gellhorn (1870 - 1936)
 
 Children:
  Martha Gellhorn (1908 - 1998)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edna Fischel Gellhorn (1878 - 1970)
  Walter Fischel (1881 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 269, Lot 5514
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Feb 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7174911
Edna <i>Fischel</i> Gellhorn
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Edna <i>Fischel</i> Gellhorn
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Edna <i>Fischel</i> Gellhorn
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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- susan emery
 Added: Mar. 20, 2017

- Susan Stuhlsatz-Reese
 Added: Nov. 9, 2016
To the founder of the leaque of women voters - Today is election day 2016 in the U.S. Thank you and your battle sisters for the movement that launched the possibility for my right to vote.
- Karen
 Added: Nov. 8, 2016
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