Clara Barton

Events

Was born

December 25,1821

Was born in Massachusetts

Became a teacher

1836

Was 15

Worked as teacher & owned a school in Bordentown, NJ

1853

Moved from Hilton Head Island to Morris Island

July 14, 1853

Moved to South Washington D.C

1854

Work as clerk in Patent Office

1855 - 1857

Left Washington to go home (New England) went back to Washington

1861

Father passed, left hospitals and went to the fields

1861

toward the end of the year (late)

Travel to Union Coastal region

1863

Returned to North, brother & nephew had passed

January 1865

Traveled to Geneva, Switzerland

1869

member of International Red Cross

American Red Cross establish

1880

Was established by Clara Barton

First president of organization

1880 - 1904

She resigned from Red Cross

Wrote a book "The Story of My Life" was published

1907

Died in her home

April 12, 1912

Home was in Glen Echo, Maryland (was 91 years old)