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Woodhull, Victoria Claflinlocked

(23 September 1838–09 June 1927)
  • Kathleen Feeney

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Woodhull, Victoria Claflin (23 September 1838–09 June 1927), reformer and first female presidential candidate, was born in Homer, Ohio, the daughter of Reuben Buckman Claflin, a mill owner, and Roxanna Hummel. Woodhull’s education was limited to three years of erratic instruction in Homer’s Methodist church school. Her childhood was marked by financial and domestic instability, culminating in the destruction by fire of the family’s mill. Townspeople, suspecting the impecunious and alcoholic Buck Claflin of arson for insurance fraud, drove the family from Homer and into several years of drifting from town to town....

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