Called the most famous woman inventor of the 19th century. She invented paper bags with square bottoms.
She was working in a paper-bag factory when she devised a new way to put together the bags.
She founded the Eastern Paper Bag Company in 1870, creating paper bags for groceries similar in form to the ones that would be used in later generations.
She never married. She was a true independent woman to her last breath.
She was awarded the Decoration of the Royal Legion of Honour by Queen Victoria.