1843 – Born on the 7th of June in Carondelet, Missouri.
– Blow was devoted to the theories developed by Friedrich Froebel.
1849 – A great fire burned the riverfront and downtown St. Louis. It destroyed many buildings, including Susan’s home.
1859 – Began her training at the New York Normal Training Kindergarten, operated by John Kraus and his wife Maria Boelte.
1861 – The school shut down and Susan returned to Missouri. The Blows were pro-Union and antislavery.
1865 – Four years after the Civil War, Henry Taylor Blow was appointed ambassador to Brazil. Susan Blow went with her father and worked as his secretary for fifteen months.
1873 – Blow opened a 1st public Kindergarten at Des Peres School in St. Louis, Missouri.
1879 – There were 53 kindergarten rooms in the St. Louis school system. Because she had worked very hard and become too tired, Susan Blow became sick.
1884 – She retired and traveled to improve her health.
1889 – She left St. Louis and moved east.
– In New York and Boston, Blow wrote books and taught about the kindergarten movement.
1916 – She died on 26th of March in New York City and was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.