Clarissa Harlowe Barton was her name, a smart, and intelligent women. Clara is what people called her.
Sarah Barton gave birth to Clara on December 25, 1821 in a small hospital in North Oxford, Massachusetts. Her parents, Stephen and Sarah, thought she was a special baby because she was born on Christmas Day. Clara was the fifth child born in her family.
When Clara was three her parents thought it would be a good idea for her to start schooling. Her teachers all adored her and thought she was a dedicated student and very promising.
One day when Clara was eleven years old and listening to another one of her fathers stories in the living room, she learned a lot about military, battle strategies, and first aid tips. When her brother David fell from barn rafters Clara of course left school to go aid him. At the age of thirteen Clara was really interested in aiding the poor, and tutoring children. She only got better at nursing while on the job, since there was no such thing as a Nursing school.
At the age of six-teen, and not knowing what she was doing,
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