windowHref += '? @font-face { > -1) { Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Miss Clarissa H. Barton, Instructor & Teacher, Clara Barton Learns About the International Red Cross. Stephen Barton was a prominent businessman in Oxford and Bartonsville, North Carolina. A shy, timid child by nature, 11 year-old Clara became David’s nurse, administered his medicine and even applied and removed leeches when the doctor suggested it might help to “bleed” the patient. if (windowHref.indexOf('?') In 1861 Sally lived near Clara in Washington, DC and helped to collect food, clothing, and medical supplies for the Union troops… Sally and Dolly Barton, both teachers, instructed their youngest sister how to read. After two years spent nursing her brother David, young Clara wanted to work at the Satinet Mill in town, but her parents objected. She was born Clarissa Harlowe Barton on December 25, 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts, into an abolitionist family. Clara’s father was a prosperous businessman, captain of the local militia and a selectman in Oxford, Massachusetts. The captain taught Clara geography, military tactics, and the importance of keeping an army equipped with arms, food, clothing and medical supplies through his stories of the Indian War in Ohio and Michigan. Captain David Barton served as an Assistant Quartermaster for the Union army during the Civil War. Clara's mother was an independent woman known for her thriftiness, her volatile temper, and her eccentricity. He was a generous man who helped the less fortunate in his community. url("//cdn2.editmysite.com/fonts/SQ_Market/sqmarket-medium.woff") format("woff"); He became Clara’s first patient after he suffered a serious injury in a farm accident. ); Clara’s father was a prosperous businessman, captain of the local militia and a selectman in Oxford, Massachusetts. David was cured after the family contacted a steam doctor who treated patients with vapor baths. var windowHref = window.location.href || ''; font-family: SQMarket-Medium; Barton spent much of her life in the service of others and … There is no known picture of Dolly. if (document.readystate === 'complete') { Clara stayed close to her older sister as she grew up. He was also the leader of progressive thoug… She later recalled that his tales made war familiar to her at an early age. Weebly.footer.setupContainer('cdn2.editmysite.com', '1605918293'); In 1833 tragedy struck the Barton household when, during a barn raising, Clara’s brother David fell from the rafters. Barton was born Clarissa Harlowe Barton on December 25, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts. Clara learned to ride horses from her brother David. Create your own unique website with customizable templates. "Mobile Site" Her fondest memory of Clara was when he defended her right of working at the Satinet Mill after two years of  taking care of her brother David. Finally the family consulted a “steam doctor” who treated illnesses with vapor baths and cured David after three weeks of treatment. Clara stayed home from school for two years to take care of David. It’s reported her love of nursing started when her oldest brother experienced a serious head injury and she nursed him diligently for two years.After receiving a formal education, Barton became a teacher at the age of 15. //