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100 Years Ago

May 11, 1916

Origin of Mothers’ Day

On the second Sunday in May 1907, Miss Anna Jarvis, of Philadelphia, invited a lady friend to spend the day at her home to commemorate the date of her mother’s death. It was then that Miss Jarvis disclosed her desire to dedicate a day to all mothers.

Through the incessant work of this lady, the following year found the movement prospering, and on May 10, 1908, Philadelphia celebrated Mothers’ Day in church and home. She wrote thousand of letters to men prominent in public life, clergymen, influential leaders in the business worl...

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