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Gleason, Katelocked

(25 November 1865–09 January 1933)
  • Milton Berman

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Gleason, Kate (25 November 1865–09 January 1933), businesswoman, was born in Rochester, New York, the daughter of William Gleason, an industrialist, and Ellen McDermot. She was educated in the parochial and public schools of Rochester. At the age of eleven she began assisting her father in his machine shop after school and by the time she was fourteen worked regularly as a bookkeeper. In 1884 Gleason enrolled at Cornell University to study engineering but left before the end of the academic year to rejoin her father’s business....

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