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.
FOUNDED MOTHER'S DAY MAY 10, 1908
OFFICIALLY PROCLAIMED BY PRESIDENT
WOODROW WILSON MAY 9, 1914
Located in the corner section of Montgomery & Norriton Avenues, opposite from the road signs. Marker is flanked by two bushes; front is facing Norriton Ave and can be seen easily located from the road.