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Webster in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anna Jarvisí Birthplace

 
 
Anna Jarvisí Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
1. Anna Jarvisí Birthplace Marker
Inscription. Anna Jarvis was born here, 5-1-1864. Through her efforts President Wilson designated in 1914 the second Sunday in May as Motherís Day. She died 11-24-1948 and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 1980 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 39° 17.619′ N, 80° 2.648′ W. Marker is in Webster, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is on U.S. 250, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The roadway through Webster is also shared with US. 119. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webster (a few steps from this marker); John Simpson (approx. 2.9 miles away); Industrial School for Boys (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Taylor County Jail (approx. 3.2 miles away); Pruntytown (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Barton Payne (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grafton (approx. 3.5 miles away); The First Campaign (approx. 3.5 miles away).
 
Related marker.
Anna Jarvisí Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
2. Anna Jarvisí Birthplace Marker
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry for Anna Jarvis. “On May 10, 1908, three years after her motherís death, Jarvis held a memorial ceremony to honor her mother and all mothers at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, today the International Motherís Day Shrine, in Grafton, West Virginia, marking the first official observance of Motherís Day. The International Motherís Day Shrine has been a designated National Historic Landmark since October 5, 1992.[14] Although Jarvis did not attend this service, she sent a telegram that described the significance of the day as well as five hundred white carnations for all who attended the service. As she spoke in Philadelphia at the Wanamakerís Store Auditorium, she moved her audience with the power of her speech.” (Submitted on June 29, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Anna Jarvisí Birthplace and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
3. Anna Jarvisí Birthplace and Marker
The house is now a museum.
Anna Marie Jarvis image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Anna Marie Jarvis
Mothers Day Campaign Button image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith
5. Mothers Day Campaign Button
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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