Flora Stone Mather: Daughter of Clevelands Euclid Avenue & Ohios Western Reserve Gladys Haddad

ISBN: 9780873388993

Published: October 1st 2007

Hardcover

135 pages


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Flora Stone Mather: Daughter of Clevelands Euclid Avenue & Ohios Western Reserve  by  Gladys Haddad

Flora Stone Mather: Daughter of Clevelands Euclid Avenue & Ohios Western Reserve by Gladys Haddad
October 1st 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 135 pages | ISBN: 9780873388993 | 8.50 Mb

Flora Amelia Stone, born in 1852, was the youngest daughter of New England-born entrepreneur Amasa Stone and his wife, Julia. Stone, who settled on Clevelands Euclid Avenue, earned his fortune in railroads and bridge building, and was president andMoreFlora Amelia Stone, born in 1852, was the youngest daughter of New England-born entrepreneur Amasa Stone and his wife, Julia. Stone, who settled on Clevelands Euclid Avenue, earned his fortune in railroads and bridge building, and was president and director of numerous railroads and other industrial and financial corporations.

In 1881 Flora wed her neighbor, Samuel Mather, a marriage that united two of Clevelands--and the nations--wealthiest and most influential families. The couple, recognized as a true love match, not simply a marriage of convenience, had four children. Upon her fathers sudden death by suicide, Flora assumed many of his philanthropic responsibilities and undertook charitable endeavors of her own. She was at the center of many charities and organizations that addressed the physical, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual needs of Clevelanders, especially the poor, women, and children.

Credited with establishing the Goodrich House settlement, she also supported the Childrens Aid Society and gave generously to promote womens education at Western Reserve University. In her philanthropy, Flora gave unsparingly of herself--her time and energy as well as her money--and never sought credit for her many contributions.

Flora Stone Mather died from breast cancer in 1909. The region and city still benefit from her generosity, compassion, and foresight. Rich with regional history, this biography of an influential Clevelander will be important reading for students of womens studies and the history of philanthropy as well as those interested in Ohios Western Reserve and its people.



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