by Dr. Don Kuehle
Anna M. Jarvis was born in 1864 in Grafton, West Virginia.
She moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1904. The following year, on May 9, 1905, Anna’s mother died. Anna loved her mother dearly. That’s why, on May 9, 1906, Anna invited her family and close friends to a service in remembrance of her mother. Again the next year, on May 9, 1907, Anna held a memorial