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Eustis, Dorothy Harrison (30 May 1886–08 September 1946), philanthropist to the blind, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles Custis Harrison, an educator and businessman, and Ellen Nixon Waln. Born into a socially prominent Philadelphia family, Dorothy Harrison attended the Agnes Irwin School in Philadelphia and the Rathgowrie School in Eastbourne, England. In 1906 she married a considerably older man, Walter Abbott Wood, Jr., a former New York State senator; they had two sons. Residing on a large estate in Hoosick Falls, New York, she and her husband conducted a series of selective cattle breeding experiments aimed at increasing milk productivity....

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Little, Clarence Cook (06 October 1888–22 December 1971), scientist and educator, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of James Lovell Little, a Boston merchant, and Mary Robbins Revere. Little enrolled at Harvard University in 1906 to study zoology. He obtained a B.A. in 1910 with Phi Beta Kappa honors, and took a masters degree (M.S., 1912) and a doctorate (Sc.D., 1914) in the same subject under ...

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Sloane, Isabel Cleves Dodge (26 February 1896–09 March 1962), race horse and dog owner and breeder, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of John Francis Dodge, an auto manufacturer, and Ivy S. Hawkins. Sloane attended the Liggett School in Grosse Point, Michigan, from which she graduated in 1913. Her father died in 1920 and she inherited $7 million of his $40 million estate, which was divided among her four siblings. On 28 February 1921 she married securities broker George Sloane....