Sarah Josepha Hale

  • American

Sarah Josepha Hale was a notable American magazine editor and social reformer. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Editor Godey's Lady's Book (magazine) 1837 1877


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1788/10/24 Martha Whittlesay Buell, wife of Revolutionary War veteran Captain Gordon Buell, gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Josepha Buell, in Newport, New Hampshire. Born Newport, NH New Hampshire
1840/09/00 Organized by Sarah Hale, the great women's craft fair raises $30,000 for the Bunker Hill monument by selling handmade jewelry, quilts, baskets, jams, jellies, cakes, pies and autographed letters from Washington, James Madison and the Marquis de Lafayette. Organizer Quincy Market, Boston Boston Constructing Bunker Hill Monument
1842/00/00 Bunker Hill Monument is completed. Organizer Bunker Hill Monument Boston Constructing Bunker Hill Monument
1846/00/00 From her home in Philadelphia, Sarah J Hale begins a letter-writing campaign advocating for a "national day of thanksgiving." At some point during her time in Philadelphia, Sarah Josepha Hale makes a home at 922 Spruce St. Champion Portico Row Philadelphia, PA First Thanksgivings
1860/00/00 Hale pushes for making Thanksgiving a national holiday by writing letters to Presidents of the United States - Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan, to no avail. Champion
1863/09/28 Sarah J Hale writes a letter to President Abraham Lincoln requesting that Thanksgiving Day to become a National Festival Annually. Champion First Thanksgivings
1879/04/30 Sarah Josepha Hale passes away at home (lost), 1413 Locust Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. Died Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia, PA
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