Author Archives: Rachel McIntee

Kaku Sudo

Kaku Sudo was born in Japan on January 26, 1861 to Tauidi Sudo and Yeuri Funita.  Before coming to the United States in 1891, she studied medicine in an American mission school in Yokohama.  She then studied at the Philadelphia In…

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Emma Eulalie Clark Weeks Raymond

 Born on January 5, 1873 in Jacksonville, Illinois; Emma was the only child of Charles W. Clark and Eleanor Shuler  The family moved to Jackson, Michigan, then to Chicago, Illinois where Emma was in charge of the Auditing Departme…

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Jessie Lee Wilder Thacker

 

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Sarah Bingham Norris

Born on November 18, 1849 in Yorkshire, England to Joseph and Mary Bingham, Sarah immigrated to Illinois with her family in 1861.  With the nation unsettled due to the outbreak of war, they found farm life hard and moved to Iowa. …

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African-American Wedding Traditions

With the opening of our 1800s Replica Historic Church available for Weddings and Vow Renewals, we have spent several months taking a look at common wedding traditions.  Since February is celebrated as Black history month, we thought we would look …

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