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 Mary Jane <I>Morrow</I> Mitten

Photo added by Bill Benson

Mary Jane Morrow Mitten

  • Birth 12 Aug 1873 Herrickville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 Jan 1938 Lansdowne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 7090570

Mary Jane Morrow was a teacher and married fellow teacher Frederick Renwick Mitten about 1896. After initially living in Herrick Township, they moved to the big city - Towanda, Bradford Co., PA. They raised four wonderful children, and eventually Fred was elected Sheriff of the county. When he died in 1925, the people wanted Mary to take over, and Gov. Pinchot appointed her to succeed him.
Thus Mary Morrow Mitten became the FIRST WOMAN SHERIFF IN PENNSYLVANIA!

See her web site at First Woman Sheriff

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  • Created by: Bill Benson
  • Added: 17 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7090570
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Jane Morrow Mitten (12 Aug 1873–22 Jan 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7090570, citing Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Bill Benson (contributor 36798045) .