Ann Valentine

ANN E VALENTINE, born East Caln,Chester County, 10-26-18077; died Harrisburg,Pennsylvania,6-3-1894, in her 87th year,unmarried. Her father was a blacksmith, probably at Downingtown, then a part of East Caln. She taught select school in Harrisburg for over forty years. She took great interest in the affairs of her country, especially during the Civil War, and did much in caring for the sick and wounded soldiers during that terrible struggle. She held a special pass from Governor Curtin which enabled her to visit the hospitals at any time, day or night, and her self-sacrificing devotion to the sufferers won their undying gratitude. The last years of her life were spent in blindness.

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