Clarissa Harlowe Barton (better known as Clara Barton) (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was the founder of the American Red Cross.
In 1975, Clara Barton National Historic Site was established as a unit of the National Park Service at her Glen Echo, Maryland home.
Clara Barton spent the last 15 years of her life in her Glen Echo home, and it served as an early headquarters of the American Red Cross as well.
In 1942, a United States Liberty Ship named the SS Clara Barton was launched.
Clara Barton continued to do relief work on the battlefield as an aid until well into her seventies.
Clarissa "Clara" Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, a teacher, and patent clerk. ... Barton is noteworthy for doing humanitarian work at a time when relatively few women worked outside the home.
Born in North Oxford, Massachusetts in 1821, Clara Barton was always a very caring individual. She became a teacher in 1838, and lived and worked in Canada and Georgia for several years. In 1850, Barton returned to school at the Clinton Liberal Institute in New York.