Clara Barton the founder of the American Red Cross. Clara was born in Oxford, Masschusetts. She was the first woman hired to work as a clerk in the United States Patent office in Washington, D.C. Some people say she was the Angel of the Battlefield. Clare Barton was born on December 25, 1821. She has soon files on more than 2000 people. Clara realized that the Red Cross helped civilians, too, in such disasters as earth quakes , hurricans, or floods. Throughout the war, Clara spent every penny of her income buying nursing supplies. Even today after world wars and scores of natural disasters, the good work of the Amerisan Red Cross continues a living memorial to its founder...Clara Barton.
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