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date: 28 January 2020

Starr, Ellen Gateslocked

(19 March 1859–10 February 1940)
  • Jennifer L. Bosch

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Starr, Ellen Gates (19 March 1859–10 February 1940), reformer and cofounder of Hull-House, was born in Laona, Illinois, the daughter of Caleb Allen Starr, a farmer and businessman, and Susan Gates Childs. Starr’s father, through his grange activity, and her aunt Eliza Allen Starr, through her art and conversion to Catholicism, influenced Starr’s early social, political, and religious development. In 1877 Starr enrolled at the Rockford Female Seminary but left after one year for lack of money. In the fall of 1878 she became a teacher at a country school in Mount Morris, Illinois, then accepted a position at Miss Kirkland’s School for Girls in Chicago in 1879....

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