Susan M. Osborne
American Philanthropist
1858 – 1918 A.D.

Susan M. Osborne, an American philanthropist. At the age of nineteen, she founded the Home for Friendless Women and Girls in New York City, and later established a refuge shelter there.

During forty-one years Miss Osborne continued as the active head of these institutions, which were supported by voluntary subscriptions, and it was one of her rules that no one was to be turned away.

Besides caring for homeless girls and women, Miss Osborne also fed, clothed, and partly supported many homeless men.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.