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Green Charter Township in Mecosta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Anna Howard Shaw

 
 
Anna Howard Shaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2017
1. Anna Howard Shaw Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
As a child in 1859, suffragist Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919) moved with her family from Massachusetts to Mecosta County. Her father soon returned east with two of his sons, leaving behind his wife and four younger children to endure extreme hardship on their 360-acre claim. Forced to take on traditionally male roles to survive, Anna believed women were equal to men. A teacher at age fifteen, she later became a minister, a physician, and an orator.

Side 2
In 1880 Anna Howard Shaw became the first woman ordained by the Methodist Protestant Church. She received a medical degree from Boston University in 1885 and tended to poor patients in that city. Shaw was a popular orator and leader in the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the National American Woman's Suffrage Association. Shaw died in 1919, but she lived to see Congress approve what became the nineteenth amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
 
Erected 2009 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number S720.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 47.162′ 
Anna Howard Shaw Marker - Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2017
2. Anna Howard Shaw Marker - Side 2
N, 85° 31.69′ W. Marker is in Green Charter Township, Michigan, in Mecosta County. Marker is on 22 Mile Road 0.3 miles west of 220th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is across the street from Parkhill Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Paris MI 49338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paris Fish Hatchery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Historic Downtown (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (approx. 6.5 miles away); Ferris State College (approx. 6.5 miles away); Fairman Building (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (approx. 6.5 miles away); Nisbett Block (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (approx. 6.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Anna Howard Shaw. Wikipedia article (Submitted on August 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Civil RightsScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
Anna Howard Shaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 4, 2017
3. Anna Howard Shaw Marker
View looking east along 22 Mile Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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