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Willard, Emma

Born: 1787 AD
Died: 1870 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Activists, Humanitarian

1787 – She was born on the 23rd day of February this year in Berlin, Connecticut.


1809 – She married Dr. John Willard then age 50. Willard brought 4 children from earlier marriages to their marriage.


1814 – She opened the Middlebury Female Seminary in her home.


1819 – She opened the Waterford Academy in Waterford, New York, but it was closed in 1821 due to a lack of continued funding by its citizens and administration.


1825 – Her husband died and she continued to manage the institution until 1838.


1830 – She made a tour of Europe, and three years later published Journals and Letters from Great Britain, the proceeds from the sale of the book she gave to a school for women that she helped to found in Athens, Greece.


1838 – She married Dr. Christopher C. Yates in 1838 moved with him to Boston, but who gave up his career, after nine-months of marriage they separated and a decree Nisi was granted in 1843.


1870 – She died on April 15 this year in Troy, New York aged 83 years