195) Charles Crittenton

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195) Charles Crittenton

Drug Manufacturer who Began Philanthropic Work After his Four-Year-Old Daughter Died From Scarlet Fever

Born: 20 February 1833, Henderson, New York, United States of America

Died: 16 November 1909, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Charles opened the Florence Night Mission in 1882 to rescue prostitutes and open homes to homeless and unfortunate girls and their infant children.

He became a prominent Evangelist upon his daughter’s death.

The National Florence Crittenton Mission received a federal charter in 1898.

Charles used his money from drug manufacturing to pay for the homes—seventy of which had opened by the time he died.

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