September 30, 1832

Ann Jarvis (Reeves)
On 09.30.1832, Ann Jarvis (Reeves) was born. Ann made herstory by establishing the Mothers' Day Work Clubs in her Appalachian communities to improve health & sanitary conditions. Due to diseases like measles & unsanitary living conditions, infant & childhood death was quite high. Ann's clubs raised money to buy medicine, create inspection processes for milk (long before the State required such inspections), & provide education to families about improving health & sanitation. Ann always wanted a single day set aside to honor Mothers. In 1914, thanks to her daughter, Anna, & Pres Woodrow Wilson, her wish came true. The Pres signed a resolution for a national Mother's Day. Mommas ROCK!