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Webster in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Anna Jarvis' Birthplace

 
 
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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
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. The roadway through Webster is also shared with US. 119. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
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By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
2. Anna Jarvisí Birthplace Marker
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as the crow flies. Ann Reeves Jarvis (here, next to this marker); Webster (a few steps from this marker); Tygart Dam (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); The American Chestnut (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); John Simpson (approx. 2.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Grafton National Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 3 miles away).
 
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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
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By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
3. Anna Jarvisí Birthplace and Marker
The house is now a museum.
at the Wanamakerís Store Auditorium, she moved her audience with the power of her speech.” (Submitted on June 29, 2014.) 
 
Additional keywords. Mothers Day, holidays
 
Anna Marie Jarvis image. Click for full size.
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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 was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on May 8, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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