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Byers [née Morrow], Margaret (1832–1912), educationist and temperance activist, was born in April 1832 at Windsor Hill, Rathfriland, co. Down, the fourth child and only daughter of Andrew Morrow, a noted temperance activist, and his wife, Margaret Herron. The family engaged in farming and also operated a flax mill. On the death of her father in 1840 ...

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Caplin, Roxey Ann [formerly Emily Roxey Caplin] (1793–1888), corset maker, writer, and lecturer on health, was born in Canada, the daughter of English settlers; Canadian Indians taught her canoeing and swimming as a child. Probably trained as a milliner, she married about 1835, and by 1839 was living in ...

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Gough, John Bartholomew (1817–1886), temperance lecturer, was born at Sandgate, Kent, on 22 August 1817. His father was a foot soldier of the 40th and 52nd regiments, pensioned in 1823 because of a neck injury. Gough was educated first by his mother, who was the village schoolmistress for twenty years, and later (...

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Procter, Jane (1810–1882), headmistress and temperance campaigner, was born on 2 November 1810 in Worsell in the parish of Kirklevington in Yorkshire, the first of the four children of James Procter (1766–1816), merchant, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Thurnam of ...

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Salt, Henry Shakespear Stephens (1851–1939), classical scholar and publicist, was born in Naini Tal, India, on 20 September 1851, the son of Thomas Henry Salt, lieutenant in the Bengal artillery, and his wife, Ellen Matilda née Allnat. He was a king's scholar at ...

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Woods [married name Fowke], Hilda Mary (1892–1971), medical statistician and epidemiologist, was born at Doddershall, Buckinghamshire, on 25 August 1892, the eldest daughter of five surviving children of William Ashburnham Woods (1858–1935), farmer, and his wife, Mary Ann, née...

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Youmans [née Creighton], Letitia (1827–1896), teacher and temperance activist in Canada, was born on 3 January 1827 in Baltimore, Upper Canada, daughter of John Creighton and his wife, Annie Bishop. Her father had been born in Ireland and her mother in the ...