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Isabella Beecher Hooker

February 22, 1822
January 25, 1907
Home Town:
Litchfield, CT USA
Later Residences:
Boston, MA USA
Cincinnati, OH USA
Hartford, CT USA
John Hooker (1841)
Biographical Notes:
Isabella Beecher Hooker was the second child from the marriage of Rev. Lyman Beecher and his second wife, Harriet Porter. She attended her half-sister, Catherine Beecher's Wester Female Institute in Cincinnati. When it was forced to close she returned to Connecticut to attend the Hartford Female Seminary, which her sister had founded. While in Hartford she met John Hooker, a young lawyer from a prominent family. The wed in 1841 and had four children. Isabella and her husband were active in the abolition movement and following the Civil War, she became an active leader in the Women's Suffrage movement. She died following a stroke on January 25, 1907.

Other Education:
Western Female Seminary and Hartford Female Seminary.

Profession / Service
Social Activist

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