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Clara Barton Clarissa Harlowe Barton was her name a smart and intelligent women Clara is what people called her Sarah Barton gave birth to Clara on December 25 1821 in a small hospital in North Oxford Massachusetts Her parents Stephen and Sarah thought she was a special baby because she was born on Christmas Day Clara was the fifth child born in her family When Clara was three her parents thought it would be a good idea for her to start schooling Her teachers all adored her and thought she was a dedicated student and very promising One day when Clara was eleven years old and listening to another one of her fathers stories in the living room she learned a lot about military battle strategies and first aid tips When her brother David fell from barn rafters Clara of course left school to go aid him At the age of thirteen Clara was really interested in aiding the poor and tutoring children She only got better at nursing while on the job since there was no such thing as a Nursing school At the age of six-teen and not knowing what she was doing Dr Lorenzo Fowler a Phrenologist told her parents it would be best for Clara if she would start teaching instead So she started teaching in a small town school Through out teaching in the school Clara thought the children could use some better school supplies She brought this to the town meeting and within a year she was granted her request Clara was so thrilled with this but she thought there might be something else out there for her her family her future In 1845 Clara started her own school for the mill workers it was a free public school She even had a building built for her but she was denied to fulfill the position of Principal of that school because she was a woman She late
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