Eleanor Franklin Egan (née Bertha Eleanor Pedigo) born Lawrence County, IL April 28, 1879 (d. 1925). International news correspondent. Covered Russo-Japanese War, 1903; Philippines, 1911; World War in Iraq, 1918; famines in China, 1921, Russia, 1922; Armenian massacre, 1923. Official delegate to history’s most successful disarmament, Washington Naval Conference, 1922.
“Heaps of moldering soldier clothes and dead men’s bones scattered and kicked about! Such things cause waves of shuddering nausea.” (The War in the Cradle of the World, p. 239; photo findagrave.com)