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Anne sullivan

  1. 1. Anne Sullivan Anne Sullivan Anne Sullivan in 1887 Johanna Mansfield Sullivan April 14, 1866 Born Feeding Hills, Massachusetts October 20, 1936 (aged 70) Died Forest Hills, New York, New York Spouse(s) John Albert Macy (m. 1905–1932) Johanna "Anne" Mansfield Sullivan Macy (April 14, 1866 – October 20, 1936), best known as Anne Sullivan, was an Irish-American teacher best known as the instructor and companion of Helen Keller.[1] Early life Sullivan was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. According to her baptismal certificate, her full name at birth was Johanna Mansfield Sullivan; however, she was called Anne from the time she was born.[2] Her parents' names were Thomas Sullivan and Alice Cloesy Sullivan and they were Irish immigrants who couldn't read and had virtually no money.[2] In 1874 her mother, Alice, died, probably of tuberculosis;[3] after which Anne and her younger brother, Jimmie were sent to an almshouse in Tewksbury, Massachusetts (today part of Tewksbury Hospital). She was at Tewksbury for four years.[2] In 1880, Anne, who was blind from untreated trachoma and had untreated intestinal worms[citation needed], was sent to the Perkins School for the Blind. Anne had a brother, Jimmie (James),[4] born in 1869,[3] a sister Ellen born in 1867[3] and a sister, Mary.[citation needed]