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 Prudence <I>Crandall</I> Philleo

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Prudence Crandall Philleo

  • Birth 3 Sep 1803 Hopkinton, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 28 Jan 1890 Elk Falls, Elk County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Elk Falls, Elk County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 9003590

Civil Rights Pioneer, Educator, Temperance Advocate. Connecticut's official State Heroine. In March, 1833, Prudence Crandall established the first school for African-American girls in New England at Canterbury, Connecticut.

Bio by: John D. Ryan


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  • Originally Created by: John D. Ryan
  • Added: 27 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9003590
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Prudence Crandall Philleo (3 Sep 1803–28 Jan 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9003590, citing Elk Falls Cemetery, Elk Falls, Elk County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .