Clara Barton

Born in Oxford, Massachusetts Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (1821 – 1912) was a pioneer American teacher, humanitarian and nurse. She was best remembered as the founder and first president of the American Red Cross.

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Does cheryl pepsii riley have any kids?

Yes Cheryl does have children.

6 in total. but only one out of the 6 is really hers she raised 4 of her brothers children :ANDREA,SHARETTA,JAMEL, AND TABITHA THEN SHE HELP RAISE HER HUSBAND SON MIKEY THEN SHE HAD A SON WITH HER HUSBAND JOHN :-)

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What date did Clara Barton die?

April 12, 1912

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Gracie (Daughter)

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How did Clara Barton impact the Civil War?

She was a battlefield nurse who helped everybody. All of the soldiers loved her. Also, after the civil war, she helped start an organization to find and identify missing soldier's. I know this, because I did a biography on her at school. Nobody knew who she was. I should have done Michael Jordan instead.....

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What made Clara Barton Famous?

Clara barton was born in December 25 1821

Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross foundation. She also became a teacher at the age of seventeen and founded her own school which she wasn't elected to teach in. The board of directors hired a man instead of her. Clara Barton then thought that she should be paid as much as any man should for the same amount of work. Although many today think she has the right idea, it is still a problem of uneven salaries in today's society.

her nickname in the civil war was the angel of the battlefield

she founded the American red cross

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What are Clara Barton's hobbies?

She wrote books, rode horses, not very often, and enjoyed reading. She didn't do as much of this as she did almost every waking hour working on either on the Red Cross or something similar like the missing soldier list and reading and writing letters to people.

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What accomplishments did Clara Mcbride Hale make?

she was a nurse during the civil war and established the red cross. One of her biggest accomplishments was that she established the American Red Cross. In the 1870's, officials of the International Red Cross invited her to help form a branch of the service in the U.S. She agreed and led the American Red Cross for its first 26 years.

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What ws Clara Bartons mom and dads names?

what is clara bartons mom and fathers name

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What role did Clara Barton play in the civil war?

Clara Barton was a nurse to the wounded soldiers. She also was the founder of the American Red Cross.

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Where did Clara Barton work as a nurse during the battle of Gettysburg?

Clara Barton assisted surgeons and brought food and supplies to hospitals. She helped many people in the battlefield hospitals and was a great heroine in American history.

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How did Clara Barton get interested in being a nurse?

Her brother David, taught her at an young age of how to take care of young baby animals. So when she got older this automatically triggered an interest in helping heal other living things. Including that she also helped taking care of her brother when he was expected to die !

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Who founded the Red Cross?

The swiss businessman Henry Dunant founded the Red Cross just after the Solferino Battle (Italy) in 1859.

He founded the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1863 and inspired the first Geneva Convention in 1864. He received the Nobel Peace Price in 1901.

As for Clara Barton, she organized the creation of The American Red Cross in the 1870s.


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How old was Clara Barton when she started her own school?

Clara Barton was 31 when she opened a free public school.

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Why was Clara Barton famous?

Clara Barton was famous for finding the American Red Cross on may-21-1881 she was also famous for helping people in the civil war against South Carolina and Virginia She was named "angel of battlefields" because she helped many injured soldiers from both states. She was brave enough to go to the battlefields where the soldiers were still fighting.

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What if the person you married never argues with you?

That would be Heavenly! You could try to live in this seeming state of bliss and suffer through the boredom. This is not blissful and can cause as many problems as if a mate argues with another. Such people dislike confrontations (they could have come from a family background of arguers) and become "tone deaf" and let us not forget "wife deaf!" Arguing never solves anything, but it is a part of life and sometimes people just have to blow. It's important that after a couple argue they should go their separate ways for an hour or two to cool off and then come back and talk things over and it's called COMMUNICATION. Being in a relationship is about learning from each other. I am full of passion and can get a little hot-headed at times and my husband is laid-back (almost to a fault), but he learns from me to make a stand when something is wrong or unfair, and I have learned from him to think before I say something. Yes, after 34 years of marriage we have our arguments, but we have learned to stand back and cool off and then we sit down and discuss the problem like two adults. People who never seem to get mad, are extremely calm at all times are "controllers of themselves" and it's simply not healthy. They harbor too many feelings inside (they never express themselves) and this can cause diseases such as heart disease in especially men and some women. It may also lead to something more deadly in the future such as person exploding into a rage because of all the pressure and self control over their feeling in the past. We all need to find a way to deal with stress and arguing is not the way to go.

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What was Clara Barton's fathers name?

captain Stephen barton

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When was Clara Barton born and when did Clara Barton die?

Clara Barton was born December 25,1821. Clara died on April 12, 1912 at age 90 of natural causes.

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Where in Maryland did Clara Barton live?

iIn Glen Echo U.S.

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Why did Clara Barton want to be a nurse?

because she wanted to take care of children which she couldnt have.

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What are facts on Clara Barton?

Clara Barton attended a private girl's academy in Clinton, NY. She went on September 15 1831. she had 3 other roommates. Some say that she was home schooled. If she was than it was only for a short period of time.

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How do you tell someone you are married when you have met the person and weren't wearing your ring only because it doesn't fit-and you never wear it The other person is not married and has never asked?

Somewhere in the course of conversation, you could casually make a reference in passing to ' my husband '.

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Why did Clara Barton die?

Clarissa "Clara" Harlow Barton died of pneumonia at the age of 90 in Glen Echo, Maryland
She died on April 12, 1912 in Glen Echo, Maryland at the age of 91 from complications of a cold. She was buried back at Oxford, MA.
she got very sick, back in 1912 she had no meds. she died of drowning to pneumonia.

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Who was Clara Barton?

Also known as: Clarissa Harlowe Barton

Born: 1821 Died: 1912

Occupation: founder of the American Red Cross

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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.

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What is Clara Bartons favorite cookie?

Clara liked lemon cookies. She also liked her mother chocolate chip. :D

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