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Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm (1815–1884)

Swisshelm, Jane Grey Cannon. An American journalist, reformer, and writer; born near Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 6, 1815; died in Swissvale, PA, July 22, 1884. She was among the earliest advocates of woman’s rights; an ardent opponent of slavery, and while editing the St. Cloud (Minnesota) Visitor, had her office and press destroyed by a mob for advocating abolitionism. She was among the first to become a nurse in the Northern army. Besides voluminous contributions to current periodicals, she published: ‘Letters to Country Girls’ (1853), and an autobiography, ‘Half of a Century’ (1881).