Charlotte Perkins Gilman born in Hartford, Connecticut
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She was the niece of much of the Beecher family, including Harriet Beecher Stowe and Isabella Beecher Hooker. She was educated at public schools and by the turn of the century she was one of the most influential feminist writers in America. She became internationally famous with the 1898 publication of Women and Economics. She committed suicide in August 1935 while suffering from inoperable cancer. (By John Osborne)
Judith A. Allen, The Feminism of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Sexualities, Histories, Progressivism (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2009), 1-2.