Henderson, Kentucky: Founder of Mother's Day

Historical marker claims that local woman Mary Towles Sassen was the founder of Mother's Day, years before it became an official holiday.

Address:
400 Center St., Henderson, KY
Directions:
Downtown. Historical marker is on the south side of Center St. just east of its intersection with ALT US-41/N. Green St.
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Founder of Mother's Day

Although Anne Jarvis in West Virginia is often credited with founding Mother's Day, she really just picked up what Mary Towles Sassen had started in Henderson, Kentucky. Sassen passed away before Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day official. She is buried down the road in Fernwood Cemetery

[Jordan Baer, 05/16/2020]

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