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Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis and daughter Anna
Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis and daughter Anna


On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a congressional resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

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Establishment of Mother's Day
Biography of Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis
Anna Jarvis Letter (Ms94-25)
Proclamation by Governor William Glasscock (Mother's Day)
"Miss Anna Jarvis Dies Today In West Chester, Pa., Sanatorium"
"Private Services Saturday For Miss Anna M. Jarvis"
"Grafton, Northern W. Va. Proud Of Motherís Day Connection"
"Anna Jarvis Dead; Honored Mothers"
Sources on Anna Jarvis


On This Day in West Virginia History: May

West Virginia Archives and History