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Jeanes, Anna Thomaslocked

(07 April 1822–24 September 1907)
  • Cheryl Knott Malone

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Jeanes, Anna Thomas (07 April 1822–24 September 1907), philanthropist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Isaac Jeanes, a merchant, and Anna Thomas. The youngest of ten children, she was raised by her sister Mary after their mother’s death in 1826. Her family were members of the Society of Friends, and she was active in the liberal Hicksite meetings in Philadelphia. Jeanes never married, and as an adult she lived with family members, including three brothers, Samuel and Joshua, who prospered as merchants, and Joseph, whose wealth derived from his holdings of Pennsylvania coalfields....

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