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Bentham, Ethel (1861–1931), physician and politician, was born on 5 January 1861 at 82 King William Street, City of London, one of at least two daughters of William Bentham, an inspector and later general manager of the Standard Life Assurance Company, and his wife, ...

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Clark, Hilda (1881–1955), physician and humanitarian aid worker, was born on 12 January 1881 at Green Bank, Street, Somerset, the youngest of the six children of William Stephens Clark (1839–1925), shoe manufacturer and social reformer, and Helen Priestman Clark (1840–1927), daughter of John Bright (1811–1889)...

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Creak, (Eleanor) Mildred (1898–1993), child psychiatrist, was born on 11 August 1898 in Swann Lane, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire, the elder daughter of Robert Brown Creak, mill engineer, and his wife, Ellen, née McCrossan. She knew from an early age that she wanted to be a doctor and work with children. She entered the ...

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Kent, Frances (d. 1685), midwife, was probably born some time between 1615 and 1640. The details of her birth as well as her maiden name are unknown. Her husband was John Kent of Reading, a clothier and a Quaker, who survived her by two years. The ...

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Knight, Elizabeth (1869–1933), doctor and campaigner for women's suffrage, was born on 31 August 1869 at Hive House, Northfleet, Kent, the third child and only daughter of John Messer Knight (1813/14–1880), a cement manufacturer, and his wife, Hannah, née Lucas. The family was Quaker; the firm of ...

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Nichols, Mary Sergeant Gove (1810–1884), campaigner for medical reform and women's rights, was born at Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA, on 10 August 1810, the second daughter and third child of William A. Neal (d. 1845) and Rebecca R. Neal. Her paternal grandfather was Scottish, while her mother's family were Welsh. ...

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Pye, Edith Mary (1876–1965), midwife and international relief organizer, was born on 20 October 1876 in London, the eldest daughter in the family of three daughters and four sons of William Arthur Pye JP, wine merchant, and his wife, Margaret Thompson Kidston, daughter of ...

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Sturge, Mary Darby [Maida] (1865–1925), medical practitioner, was born at Stoney Lane, Yardley, Birmingham, on 16 October 1862, the daughter of Wilson Sturge (1834–1899), corn merchant, and his wife, Sara, née Lloyd (1831/2–1922), a keen Quaker, progressive educationalist, and philanthropist. She was the eldest of ten children in a leading Quaker family in ...