1878 - She was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on the 17th of November.
1898 - She graduated from Grand Island College.
1902 - She started graduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
1906 - She worked as a high school teacher in her home town.
1907 - She moved to Chicago, where she began her career in social work.
1908 - She served on several committees and organizations for advancing the societal cause of the child
welfare, including the Immigrants Protective League.
1909 - She received a Master of Philosophy in political science from the University of Chicago.
1917 - She was an author of several sociological texts, including The Immigrant and the Community.
- She was also responsible for incorporating social statistics and research into legislative policy-making
as well as investigating child labor violations in shipbuilding plants and other factories across
the United States.
1921 - She was a member of the Women's Trade Union League.
1934 - She was associated with the Social Security Administration until her death.
- She helped in the drafting of the Social Security Act and chaired several government committees on
child welfare and social issues.
1938 - During her health checkup, doctors discovered that she was suffering from multiple myeloma.
1939 - She died on the 19th of June due to her multiple myeloma.
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