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 Anna M. Jarvis

Anna M. Jarvis

Birth
Webster, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA
Death 24 Nov 1948 (aged 84)
West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section: River
Memorial ID 542 · View Source
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American Folk Figure. She is considered the "Founder of Mother's Day". She petitioned the United States 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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FOUNDED MOTHER'S DAY MAY 10, 1908
OFFICIALLY PROCLAIMED BY PRESIDENT
WOODROW WILSON MAY 9, 1914


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 542
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna M. Jarvis (c.1 May 1864–24 Nov 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 542, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .