Edna <I>Fischel</I> Gellhorn

Edna Fischel Gellhorn

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 25 Sep 1970 (aged 91)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 269, Lot 5514
Memorial ID 7174911 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 10 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7174911
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edna Fischel Gellhorn (18 Dec 1878–25 Sep 1970), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7174911, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .