Hooker, Isabella Beecher
- Sharon Ann Holt
Hooker, Isabella Beecher (22 February 1822–25 January 1907), suffragist, writer, and women's rights advocate, suffragist, writer, and women’s rights advocate, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the daughter of Lyman Beecher, a Presbyterian minister and evangelist, and his second wife, Harriet Porter. At age ten Isabella moved with her family to Cincinnati, Ohio, where Lyman became the first president of Lane Theological Seminary. After her mother’s death three years later, Isabella returned to Connecticut to study at the Hartford Female Seminary, founded by her half sisters ...