Anna C. Park

Anna C. Park gravestone
Anna C. Park gravestone

Time Period

1820-1860

Notable Facts

Member of Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Personal Information

Date of Birth

1826

Date of Death

1914

Primary Residence

Bennington

Religion

Congregationalist

Ethnicity

Caucasian

Historical Significance

Anna C. Park, daughter of Luther Park, was born in Bennington, VT on December 19, 1826. Park taught school in Louisiana, California, Honolulu, and the Micronesian islands. She travelled in Europe and lived a year in Greece. Upon returning to Bennington, she became active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union, an organization devoted to the prohibition of alcohol and the promotion of sobriety. Apparently, the National Society of Colonial Dames refused to admit a Vermont chapter of the society because Vermont was not one of the 13 original colonies. Park therefore organized an independent Vermont order, which flourished. Park died in 1914.

Organizations or Movements

  • Women's Christian Temperance Union

Occupations

  • Teacher
  • member of Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Education

  • Graduated from the Maplewood Academy in Pittsfield, MA

Additional Information (Bibliography)

  • Woman's Christian Temperance Movement Link

  • New England Families Link