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Ellen Frances Pinsent
|Born||Ellen Frances Parker
March 26, 1866
|Died||1949 (aged 82–83)|
|Occupation||Mental health worker|
|Spouse(s)||Hume Chancellor Pinsent|
She was the daughter of the Rev. Richard Parker and his second wife, Elizabeth Coffin. She married Hume Chancellor Pinsent (b. 1857), a relative of the philosopher David Hume, and they had three children. Their two sons, David Hume Pinsent and Richard Parker Pinsent, were killed in the First World War, and their daughter, Dame Hester Adrian, married the Nobel-prize winner Edgar Douglas Adrian, a peer.
The Dame Ellen Pinsent Special Primary School (for children with learning disabilities) in Birmingham is named for her. Her life and work was chronicled in the book Ellen Pinsent: including the ‘feebleminded’ in Birmingham, 1900–1913.
References and sources
- "Sunningwell War Memorial: Richard Parker Pinsent". Retrieved 5 December 2011.
- Dame Ellen Pinsent Special Primary School
- Ellen Pinsent: including the ‘feebleminded’ in Birmingham, 1900–1913
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