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Kate Brownlee Sherwood 1841 ~ 1914


Kate Brownlee Sherwood

Mrs. Kate B. Sherwood was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, September 24, 1841. Of Scotch descent, her maiden name was Brownlee. Before graduating from the Poland Union Seminary, she became the wife of Isaac R. Sherwood, afterward General Secretary of the State, and at present Congressman from Ohio. Her husband was the owner and editor of the Canton Daily News Democrat.

She has always taken an active interest in all public and philanthropic questions for the soldiers and her state. While her husband served his first term in Congress, she was correspondent for the Ohio papers, and at one time contributed to the columns of the National Tribune, Washington, D. C, published for the benefit of the Grand Army of the Republic and the soldiers of the country.

Mrs. Sherwood has done valiant work for her state and the Woman's Relief Corps, being one of the founders of the latter organization. She was at one time its national president; organized the Department of Relief and instituted the National Home for Army Nurses in Geneva, Ohio.

In her earlier years she was well known by her very melodious voice and frequently sang at meetings of military organizations. There is no woman better known or whose ability is more universally conceded or who wields a wider influence in the organizations of women for the advancement of her sex and the progress of our country.

Women of America

Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.


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