Ellen Gates Starr

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Birthday
19, 1859
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Feb 10, 1940 (80)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1859
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Feb 10, 1940 (80)

About

Co-founder, with Jane Addams, of the Hull House in Chicago, a center for infancy care and continuing education for adults.

Before Fame

She met Addams at the Rockford Female Seminary, a liberal arts institution in Illinois, with the two finding they had similar convictions.

Trivia

After the founding of Hull House, she campaigned for the reform of child labor laws and the improvement of working conditions for blue-collar laborers in Chicago.

Family Life

She was born in near Laona, Illinois.

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Believing that practicing arts was the best way to stave off monotony, she taught community members of her Hull House the works of poets like William Shakespeare.