Cleveland author of biographies, poetry and a temperance novel.
founder of the The Cleveland Home for Aged Colored People.
woman of Cleveland.
L. Chadwick 1857-1907
infamous Cleveland financial con-artist.
singer and dancer. Star of Carmen Jones and Porgy and
entrepreneur, stagecoach driver, pioneer.
news journalist and television broadcaster; developed format for
television news programming.
Watson George 1903-1994
delegate to the U.N., opera singer, speaker and educator.
Prentiss Hughes 1869-1950
of the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Music Settlement House.
Edna Hunter 1882-1971
social worker, attorney, founder of Phyllis Wheatley Association
eldress of the Shaker sect in Cleveland.
Lewis ( 1843-?)
successful African-American sculptor.
Stone Mather 1852-1910
philanthropist, founder of Flora Stone Mather college at Western
Reserve University for women. Sponsored Goodrich House for urban
famous markswoman from Ohio.
George Hannah? Peake 1755-18??
African-American settler of Cleveland.
humanitarian, temperance advocate, abolitionist, founder of Beech
Bianco Salvatore 1900-1993
immigrant during the "Great Wave" coming to America.
from Greece, suffragette.
suffragist, President of League of Women Voters, social reformer.
Beecher Stowe 1811-1896
of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
woman to run for President, center of a scandal that rocked the
Rudolph Garfield 1832-1918
of James Garfield, 20th President of the United States was First
Lady for six months when her husband was assassinated. "Crete" returned
home to Lawnfield in Mentor where her life continued in a non-traditional
Boggs Dent Grant 1826-1902
of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States, was a
determined woman who despite family objections married the man
she loved. Outspoken, she also created her own plans for ending
the Civil War and holding a secret Presidential Inauguration.
of Warren Harding, 29th President of the United States, the first
presidential wife able to vote for her husband. Scandal plagued
this First Lady throughout her life.
Lavinia Scott Harrison 1832-1892
of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States, was
the first president-general of the newly formed DAR. An accomplished
watercolorist, she designed and painted the Harrison state china
and organized the White House china collection.
Ware Webb Hayes 1831-1889
of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States, was
the first presidential wife to have a college degree. She originated
the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn.
Saxton McKinley 1847-1907
of William McKinley, 25th President of the United States, developed
a unique way of coping with her epileptic seizures during her public
appearances as First Lady.
Herron Taft 1861-1943
of William H. Taft, 27th President of the United States, always
longed to live in the White House. Known for planting Washington
D.C.’s legendary cherry trees.