Women's History Month Archives - Tours of Cleveland, LLC

Jane Edna Hunter

Jane Edna (Harris) Hunter was born in South Carolina in 1882, the daughter of sharecroppers. She trained to become a nurse and eventually moved to Cleveland where she attended the Marshall Law School and passed the Ohio Bar exam. Her Work In 1911, she organized the Working Girls Association, which later would become known as […]

Women’s History Month – Flora Stone Mather

Flora Stone Mather (1852 – 1909) is one of Cleveland’s greatest philanthropists. She was the daughter of Amasa Stone, who made his fortune in the railroad industry. In 1881 Flora married Samuel Mather, a titan in the shipping industry. Flora Stone Mather shared her wealth generously. She was a supporter of the Legal Aid Society, […]

Women’s History Month – Linda Eastman

We are not talking about the Linda Eastman who married Paul McCartney and was in Wings. This Linda Eastman lived in Cleveland. She began working for the Cleveland Public Library in 1892. She worked her way up in the library and was promoted to vice-librarian under William Brett. She and William rolled out the “open […]

Women’s History Month – Dorothy Fuldheim

March is Women’s History Month, so throughout the month we will look at women from the Cleveland area. We begin with the “First Lady of TV News”, Dorothy Fuldheim. Dorothy moved to Cleveland in the 1920s working as a lecturer, moving into radio and eventually into television where she joined WEWS, Cleveland’s first TV station, […]