Who Created the Father’s Day ?

Sonora Smart Dodd 1882-1978

In 1910, a Father’s Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd (1882-1978) often referred to as the “Mother of Father’s Day,” She was 16 years old when her mother died in 1898, leaving her father William Jackson Smart to raise Sonora and her five younger brothers on a remote farm in Eastern Washington. In 1909 when Sonora heard a Mother’s Day sermon at Church in Spokane, she was inspired to propose that fathers receive equal recognition.

Sonora Smart Dodd and her father

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