Dorothea Dix Timeline

Timeline created by JaclynEller
  • Born

    Dorothea Lynde Dix was born April 4th, 1802 in Hampden, Maine.
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    Between Life and Death

  • Run Away Child

    Run Away Child
    Dorothea ran away from home because of an abusive father at the young age of 12.
  • Private School

    Private School
    Dorothea created a private school and also an all girls school for poor girls who could not afford public school.
  • Unitarian

    Dorothea became a quite young unitarian.
  • Life Changing Job

    Life Changing Job
    Dorothea had a job teaching Sunday school at a jail that consisted of prisoners and the mentally ill. Patients were under crude conditions, this is where Dorotheas life as a reform began.
  • Memorial

    Dorothea held and led a powerful and moving memorial for the expansion ofthe state mental hospital in Worchester.
  • Civil War Hero

    Civil War Hero
    Dorothea Dix was head Superintendent of the US Army.
  • Death

    Dorothea Dix died July 17th of 1887 in Trenton, New Jersey, at the age of 85 from an illness.