Hoge, Mrs. A. H.

Hoge, Mrs. A. H. (Abraham Holmes) (b. Jane Currie Blaikie)

(1811–90) relief and welfare worker; born in Philadelphia. She was a lifelong charity worker. During the Civil War she and Mary Livermore directed the Chicago branch of the Sanitary Commission, coordinating 1,000 local aid societies, improving field distribution of supplies, and raising funds through extensive lecture tours and the great Chicago Sanitary Fair (1863).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.