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 Albion <I>Fellows</I> Bacon

Albion Fellows Bacon

Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Death 1933 (aged 67–68)
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Burial Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 13967770 · View Source
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Albion Fellows Bacon
An Evansville writer, Albion Fellows Bacon was moved to become a social reformer after she spent some time as a "friendly visitor" for local charities. In time she organized the Men's Circle of Friendly Visitors, the Flower Mission for poor working girls, a Working Girls' Association (which has since evolved into the YWCA), the Visiting Nurses Circle (now the Visiting Nurse Association), an Anti-Tuberculosis League, and the Monday Night Club of influential citizens interested in charitable work.

Believing substandard housing to be the cause of many social problems, Bacon drafted a model state law and organized the Indiana Housing Association that resulted in the application of a statewide tenement law in 1913. Later she became involved with the state Commission on Child Welfare and was head of the executive committee of the Indiana Child Welfare Association, where she worked to establish a juvenile probation system and child labor and school attendance laws.

In 1914, she published Beauty for Ashes, a record of her campaign to improve housing conditions. Other writings include Songs Ysame, a volume of verse which she co-wrote with her sister, Annie Fellows Johnston.

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  • Created by: Tamara McDaniel Kincaide
  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13967770
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Albion Fellows Bacon (8 Apr 1865–1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13967770, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Tamara McDaniel Kincaide (contributor 46811256) .