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Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, 1858 - 1942

1847

Michael Greenebaum arrives in Chicago

1848

Michael Greenebaum and Sarah Spiegal marry

1858

Hannah Greenebaum Solomon born, January 14

1876

Hannah and sister become first Jewish members of Chicago Woman's Club

1879

Marries Henry Solomon

1893

Jewish Women's Congress at the Chicago World's Fair;

NCJW founded

1896

First NCJW Triennial held in New York City

1899

Son Herbert dies

1904

Attends International Council of Women Convention in Berlin

1905

Retires as NCJW president,

elected Honorary President

1907

Becomes President of Illinois Industrial School for Girls

1909

Honorary Chair with Jane Addams of International Council of Women's Convention in Toronto

1910

Helps found the Chicago Women's City Club;

Serves as Chairman of City Waste

1911

Appointed Honorary Chairman of the Joint Committee on Motion Pictures;

Publishes Sheaf of Leaves, a collection of essays, speeches and writings

1913

Husband Henry dies

1917

US enters WWI;

Solomon chairs City Ward Leaders' Committee

1923

Embarks on a world tour;

Visits Henrietta Szold in Palestine

1942

Dies in Chicago on December 7 at age of 84

1946

Autobiography, Fabric of My Life, is published posthumously

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Women of Valor - Hannah Greenebaum Solomon - Timeline." (Viewed on April 20, 2014) <http://jwa.org/womenofvalor/solomon/timeline>.