Where did Clara Barton grow up and did she move?
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Clara Barton was born and raised in Oxford, Massachusetts. As far as I know, she did not move during her childhood.
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Also known as: Clarissa Harlowe Barton Born: 1821 Died: 1912 Occupation: founder of the American Red Cross More Info: Clarissa Harlow Barton, who went by the name Clara, was born on December 25, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts, to Stephen Barton, a farmer and state legislator, and Sarah… Stone Barton. An independent woman who helped nurse soldiers and get supplies during the Civil War, Clara Barton is best known for founding the American Red Cross. Although Clara Barton received little formal education, at age 15 she began teaching at a school near her home, in North Oxford. In 1850 she founded a free school at Bordentown, New Jersey, one of the few in that state. She quit, however, when the town officials passed her over and appointed a man as principal. In 1853 Clara Barton was appointed a copyist in the federal Patent Office in Washington, D.C. With the outbreak of theCivil War in 1861, the diminutive Barton, who stood five feet tall, decided to help the Union troops. She was shocked at the attitude in the military, which held that ambulances, medical supplies, and hospitals were luxuries. When she discovered that a regiment from her home state of Massachusetts lacked beds and other supplies and was being forced to make its quarters in the U.S. Senate chambers, she acted quickly to obtain provisions from donors in Massachusetts and distribute the items to the men. She then began collecting supplies for other troops and in 1862, with the approval of Union generals, started taking them to the front lines. Despite having no training as a nurse, she ministered to the wounded, and in 1864 she served as superintendent of nurses attached to the Army of the James. Barton, who earned the nickname "Angel of the Battlefield," worked under difficult conditions; writing in her journal, she said about the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1864: I saw [the soldiers] lying there early this morning-they had been wounded two and three days previous, had been brought from the front, and after all this lay still another night without care or food or shelter, many doubtless famished....The city is full of houses and this morning...parlors were thrown open and displayed to the view of the rebel occupants the bodies of the dead Union soldiers lying beside the wagons in which they perished. Only those most slightly wounded have been taken to [Washington]. The roads are fearful and it is not worth the life of a wounded man to remove him over them.. Except in one brief period, during the war Barton never served in an official government position, nor was she a member of any organization. She preferred to act independently and in that showed the fortitude that marked her career. Despite her activities as a nurse, her main contribution was in obtaining supplies for the soldiers. She later identified and marked Union graves at the Confederate prison camp near Andersonville, Georgia. In 1865 she worked to locate missing soldiers from around the country and eventually traced 20,000 names. High-strung and suffering from a nervous disorder, in 1869 Barton traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to regain her health. But while she was in Europe, the Franco-Prussian War broke out, and with her characteristic commitment to helping others, she organized women in Strasbourg to sew garments for the needy. At the same time, she arranged for the women, who lived in poverty, to be paid for their work. Barton distributed food in Paris after the war, and in 1873 the German emperor, William I, awarded her the Iron Cross of Merit. She received also the Red Cross of Geneva and the Empress Augusta medal. Clara Barton returned to the United States in 1876 and settled at Danville, New York. Still suffering from a nervous disorder, she lived for a while in that town's sanitarium. In 1877 she wrote to the International Red Cross and offered to establish an American branch. Over the next few years she worked to convince the U.S. government to sign the Geneva Convention, which had provided for a Red Cross. She incorporated the American Red Cross in 1881 and served as its first president. In 1882 Congress confirmed the Geneva Convention treaty. Barton attended several international conferences, and at one in Geneva in 1884 she persuaded the International Red Cross to accept an amendment that committed the organization to providing relief during disasters unrelated to war. She personally supervised many relief efforts, such as in the wake of fires that swept Michigan in 1882 and an earthquake that same year that devastated Charleston, South Carolina; floods that inundated settlements along the Ohio River in 1884 and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1889; famine that killed thousands in Russia in 1891; and a hurricane that destroyed Galveston, Texas, in 1900. In addition to these activities, she helped Cubans and Americans during the Spanish-American War. But by running everything herself, Barton did little to attract members to the American Red Cross. And her inept handling of finances generated much criticism. In 1900 Congress reincorporated the Red Cross and required that it make annual financial reports. Complaints continued, however, and other Red Cross members attacked Barton for her arbitrary rule. Nevertheless, an investigation uncovered no wrongdoing, and some historians have concluded that her critics were primarily motivated by a desire to replace her with a centralized bureaucracy and professional management. Worn down by the disputes within the Red Cross, Barton quit the organization in 1904 and retired to Glen Echo, Maryland, where she died on April 12, 1912. She was never a reformer in the sense of wanting to remake society, but she was indefatigable in helping those in need through the American Red Cross and through her earlier efforts. Info From: http://www.fofweb.com/NuHistory/MainPrintPage.asp?iPin=ASL024&DataType=AmericanHistory&WinType=Free ( Full Answer )
she was the founder of the American Red Cross Association, nursed those in the Civil War and founded a graveyard for those who died
She was born in North Oxford, Massachusetts as the youngest of 5 siblings on December 25th 1821. she had 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Her parents were Stephen Barton and Share Stone Barton.
The nurse who founded the American Red Cross, Clara Barton, hadbrown hair. She was born in December of 1821.
Clara Barton brought the American red cross from Europe. A second important thing she did was, because of her 20,000 soldier's were found. Yes, that is alot of people missing and because she started the missing soldiers office.
she helped people in the civil war, made the red cross, lived and helped in a farm. you can see all this on www.clara barton.com
Clara Barton is fine but you would never know how she realy is because shes dead. She died in 1912 Oxford, Maryland .
No, Clara Barton was in many wars. She just did not fight because she needed to help wounded soldiers.
She won the Iron Cross of merit "In 1869, Barton traveled to Europe for a vacation and ended up assisting in the distribution of supplies to troops in France and Germany fighting in the Franco-Prussian War. By the time she returned home to the United States in 1873, she had been awarded the Iron Cro…ss of Merit from the German Emperor. " ( Full Answer )
Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was born ClarissaHarlowe Barton in Glen Echo, Maryland. She had brown eyes.
She went to eroupe for something and when she was there she sall people starting American red cross
She was a school teacher in New Jersey when starting at the age of 15. Then she became a U.S. Patent office clerk. While working there she learned of the need for medical supplies to treat the wounded from the first Bull Run. She decided to set up a drive and collected medical supplies. Soon the Uni…on was letting her ride in the medical carts with the wounded. She helped as a nurse and tried to keep them possitive. Then she became a nurse and obtained the nickname "Angel of the Battlefield". There she founded The Red Cross and was president of the Red Cross before retiring and dying. ( Full Answer )
Various authorities have called Barton a âDeist-Unitarian.â However, her actual beliefs varied throughout her life along a spectrum between freethought and deism.
she went to Europe because she had work hard and was sick. Then she joined the red cross.
No, Clara Barton was never arrested or put in jail. Clara Barton isthe woman who founded the Red Cross which is still in operationtoday.
Clara Barton was One of the only female nurses to work at the battle front. Clara Barton was also the creator of the red cross.
\nshe gained an education by attending local schools (it never says) and home tutoring from older brothers and sisters.
Clara Barton Started the Red Cross and was one of the most important people in the Civil War Era.
Sir Edmond Barton was born and raised in Glebe, Sydney, Australia.He was a judge as well as a politician.
Of the schools that Clara Barton went to, she attended a small boarding school in Clinton, New York.
She was the only female nurse to work at battle fronts of the CivilWar and she started the American Red Cross.
Clara barton has 3 kids joe nick and ted...no...she actually had no kids, and never even got married have two books that have lots of info on her and the both said no kids, and no marriage.
She learned from her father. She always nursed her favorite brother Daniel. Yeah that's it
In August of 1862 she got permission from Quartermaster DanielRucker, to work on the front lines of the American Civil War. Shedistributed stores, cleaned field hospitals, applied dressings andserved food to wounded soldiers at such battles as Cedar Mountain,Second Bull Run, Antietam and Fredericksb…urg. In 1864, she wasappointed the "lady in charge" of all the hospitals of the Army ofthe James and by wars end she would become known as the "Angle ofthe Battlefield." In 1870 she would assist the Grand Duchess ofBaden prepare military hospitals during the Franco-Prussian War, bywars end she would be decorated with both the Golden Cross of Badenand the Prussian Iron Cross. Her last war would be theSpanish-American War (1898) where she worked in hospitals in Cubaat the age of 77. ( Full Answer )
No one can say when. There wasn't any computers to take notes on her diseases. If someone said I had smallpox, they wouldn't write down, *random date* "May 30, 2005 Cori has smallpox." Right?! They would just treat me. Sorry, that can't be answered unless you saw Clara Barton everyday in-person!
An independent woman who helped nurse soldiers and get supplies during the Civil War, Clara Barton is best known for founding the American Red Cross. More Info: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_was_Clara_Barton
yes she had a speech impediment and she was extremely shy so she couldn't make friends.
These are the two that I know of: 1) Clara Barton Birthplace Museum 2) Clara Barton National Historic Site
Of course, She was the first nurse in the civil war and the first president of the red cross
Oh good question, she lived to be 90 years old and she died off a terrible cold.
If Clara Barton wasn't born, the U.S.A. would not have a American red cross because she was the founder of it and was president of it for 22 years.
She had an attack of Bronchitis, which led to pneumonia. She died April 12, 1912 in Glen Echo, Maryland.
\n clara barton write now is 190 years old yup that is how old she is and its surprising how those people are still famous this days .
Born in the Midwest, Barton honed his entrepreneurial talents while growing up in New Canaan, Connecticut.
She wanted to be treated equally at least that's what i read in a book.
I don't Know but I do know that at the age of 3 she suprised her teacher by spelling artichoke.
Clara Barton had two cats. Ones name was Tibbles. The other was Rippler. Clara loved her cats very much. She would with them and feed them. Rippler would sleep with Clara, right next to Clara's leg. Tibbles was the cat who loved to chase mice around the barn.
She dropped out cause she was to weak and quite to go to school, so her family had her sent home before she graduated. ;) kmm
It's sometimes very difficult to find answers to questions like this. Clara Barton, or at least the Clara Barton I have heard of was born December 25, 1821, she was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. She is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross. She died at the a…ge of 90 on April 12, 1912 in Glen Echo, Maryland. According to historical records Clara was never married and had no children. This is not to say she was a lesbian, in those days topics such as sex and especially sexuality were "hush-hush". So I guess it would be more of speculation, unless other documents arise, such as private diaries, journal's etc, it may remain a mystery. Though back in those days it really wasn't too uncommon for a woman of her stature to remain unmarried and childless. There have been several books written on the topic that may contain more information on her personal life. The Life of Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross is one (published 1969) A list of all the books are: (note, the list does not guarantee that the books are still in print) Barton, William E. The Life of Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross New York: AMS Press, (1969) Hutchinson, John F. Champions of Charity: War and the Rise of the Red Cross Boulder: Westview Press, Inc., (1996) Joyce, James Avery. Red Cross International and the Strategy of Peace New York: Oceana Publications, Inc., (1959) Pryor, Elizabeth Brown. Clara Barton: Professional Angel Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1987) Ross, Ishbel. Angel of the Battlefield: The Life of Clara Barton New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, (1956) Deady, Kathleen,W. "Clara Barton" Mankato:Capstone Press, (2003) Numbering All the Bones by Ann Rinaldi features Clara Barton and Andersonville Prison , a Civil War prison with terrible conditions. Safranski, Debby Burnett, "Angel of Andersonville, Prince of Tahiti: The Extraordinary Life of Dorence Atwater," Alling-Porterfield Publishing House, 2008 ( Full Answer )
No, she didn't get in trouble a lot but often got in trouble when she wept at the slightest criticism or she hid something was bothering her rather than tell her family what was wrong.
Clara Barton was born December 25,1821. Clara died on April 12, 1912 at age 90 of natural causes.
her favorite animal is a cat just after she loved dogs she started loving felines Hope i helped :)
becaus when the war was going on she got the name from the logo hit that bicth
She wanted to help people so she was a teacher then she was a humanitarian then she became a nurse.
In 1900, Clara Barton traveled to Galveston, Texas to supervise assistance after a tidal wave. She also founded the Red Cross, and the Red Cross helps Texas everyday! Just like the rest of America!
She founded the red cross and she helped soldiers get well when they were sick
yes although she was a dog lover in her early life, when she got older she began to have a fondness for cats. She had two cats before she died named tibbles and ripper
She didn't go to school, she was homeschooled and she started teaching when she was 15 years old.
Clara Barton liked to wear the typical nurses clothes: a long dress, with a white apron with a cross on it, to represent the American Red Cross.
She is recognized as a hero for having founded the American Red Cross, which helps the victims of wars and disasters.