Women of Glendale

Mary Burton Stewart

Mary Burton Stewart1923 – 2019 “I am so lucky.” Despite personal tragedy early in life, Mary Burton Stewart achieved great things and was often heard to say, “I’m am so lucky.” After graduating from Wellesley College in 1945 with a degree in social work, Mary joined the Red Cross and coordinated recovery programs for servicemen …

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Lula Bogie Turner

Lula Bogie Turner1912 – 2001 Lula Turner was the first African American teacher at Glendale Elementary School. Born in Kentucky, the 1930 US census locates Lula, then 17, living on Lincoln Avenue in Glendale with her mother Mary, a laundress; stepfather Ivey Collins, a laborer; and younger brother John. Lula attended Eckstein School, an elementary …

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Jean A. Wagner

Jean A. Wagner Jean A. Wagner moved to Glendale in 1984 and became the second woman to hold the rank of Sergeant in the Cincinnati Police Department, working as a 911 Dispatcher. Years earlier, she was part of a ground-breaking study on bail, which led to many changes in the Criminal Justice system and relieved …

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