American inventor of the washing machine. She introduced her invention to the world at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
She was a wealthy woman who disliked doing the dishes.
She started the Garis-Cochran Manufacturing Company, which later became part of Whirlpool.
She married William Cochran in 1858; they had daughters named Hallie and Katharine together.
She and Alexander Graham Bell were both inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.