Laura Celestia Spelman
b.9 Sep 1839 Wadsworth, Medina, Ohio, United States
d.12 Mar 1915
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Laura Celestia "Cettie" Spelman (September 9, 1839 – March 12, 1915) was an American abolitionist, philanthropist, schoolteacher, and prominent member of the Rockefeller family. Her husband was Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. She is the namesake of Spelman College, founded to educate black women in the South, and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial.