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Lape, Esther Everett (8 Oct. 1881–17 May 1981), journalist, World Court advocate, and medical care activist, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Henry Lape and Esther E. Butler, both Quakers. Receiving her primary and secondary education in public schools in Philadelphia, she attended Bryn Mawr College on a scholarship but transferred to Wellesley College where she received a bachelor’s degree in ...

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Poston, Adele Suyder (7 Sept. 1884–15 May 1979), psychiatric nurse and nursing reformer and administrator, was born in Springdale, Arkansas, the third child of John Poston and Katherine (or Catherine) Elmore. She was raised and educated in Springfield, Illinois and, in 1904, she entered the Passavant Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses in Jacksonville, Illinois. Following her training, she became in ...