Bloomer

Bloomer

[bloo-mer]
Bloomer, Amelia Jenks, 1818-94, American reformer, b. Homer, N.Y. She was editor (1848-54) of the Lily, first published in Seneca Falls, N.Y., and devoted to women's rights and to temperance. In 1851 she recommended and adopted the reformed dress of short skirt and full trousers introduced by Elizabeth Smith Miller. Because she advertised it in the Lily and wore it in her lecture work, it became universally known as the Bloomer costume, or bloomers.

See biography by her husband, D. C. Bloomer (1895); C. N. Gattey, The Bloomer Girls (1968).

orig. Amelia Jenks

(born May 27, 1818, Homer, N.Y., U.S.—died Dec. 30, 1894, Council Bluffs, Iowa) U.S. reformer. In 1840 she married Dexter Bloomer, a Quaker newspaper editor. She wrote articles on education, unjust marriage laws, and women's suffrage and published the biweekly Lily (1849–54). Among her interests was dress reform, and the full trousers that she wore came to be known as bloomers. Her costume generated considerable publicity and helped to attract large crowds to her lectures in New York City, where she often shared the platform with Susan B. Anthony and the Rev. Antoinette L. Brown.

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orig. Amelia Jenks

(born May 27, 1818, Homer, N.Y., U.S.—died Dec. 30, 1894, Council Bluffs, Iowa) U.S. reformer. In 1840 she married Dexter Bloomer, a Quaker newspaper editor. She wrote articles on education, unjust marriage laws, and women's suffrage and published the biweekly Lily (1849–54). Among her interests was dress reform, and the full trousers that she wore came to be known as bloomers. Her costume generated considerable publicity and helped to attract large crowds to her lectures in New York City, where she often shared the platform with Susan B. Anthony and the Rev. Antoinette L. Brown.

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Bloomer is a city in Chippewa County located within the Town of Woodmohr in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population of the city of Bloomer was 3,347 at the 2000 census. The city of Bloomer is located south of the Town of Bloomer, which is also in Chippewa County. Portions of the city of Bloomer's urban area have been recently extended into the Town of Bloomer.

Geography

Bloomer is located at (45.102171, -91.491767).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.1 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.18%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,347 people, 1,424 households, and 901 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,246.0 people per square mile (480.4/km²). There were 1,487 housing units at an average density of 553.6/sq mi (213.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.13% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. 0.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,424 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,715, and the median income for a family was $47,108. Males had a median income of $35,230 versus $19,767 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,288. About 3.1% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture

Bloomer is the fictional birthplace of Roz Doyle on the sitcom Frasier.

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