Jackson Creek Middle School
American Heroes: Madame C.J. Walker
1867- Born as Sarah Breedlove.
1878- Yellow fever epidemic strikes killing many and the cotton crop was spoiled.
1881- Sarah left her sister and married one Moses McWilliams.
1885- Sarah has a daughter, Lelia.
1887- Moses dies.
1887- Sarah moves to St. Louis.
1905- Sarah moves to Denver, Colorado.
1906- Sarah got married to Charles Joseph Walker, becoming Madame C. J. Walker.
1908- Madame Walker moved to Pittsburgh and opened the Lelia college.
1910- Madame Walker moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to start her headquarters for her hair products.
1919- Madame Walker dies.
Last updated: 12-12-2001