Happy birthday quakers!

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Marginal Mennonite Society

Happy birthday, Erastus Hussey (Dec. 5, 1800 – Jan. 21, 1889)! #Quaker. #Pacifist. #Abolitionist. Erastus and his wife, Sarah, moved to Battle Creek, Michigan in 1839, and their home (at the corner of Washington & Manchester Streets) became an important station on the Underground Railroad. In 1848 Erastus started an abolitionist newspaper called the “Michigan Liberty Press.” Born in Scipio, New York. Died in Battle Creek, Michigan. Buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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Mennonite Matriarchal Movement

Happy birthday, Mildred Scott Olmsted (Dec. 5, 1890 – July 2, 1990)! #Quaker. #Pacifist. #Suffragist. Civil rights activist. Longtime leader of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF). Attended Providence Friends Meeting, Media, Pennsylvania. Born in Glenolden, Pennsylvania. Died in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, at the age of 99. Her personal papers reside with the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.


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