ANOTHER QUIZ

Published May 1, 2022 by Nan Mykel

WHO…

WAS…

LITTLE..

AL CASHIER?

(SORRY– no clue in the photo.  Just a cute photo.)

The ANSWER:

A Transgender Civil War Veteran

See  more on Wikipedia, but for now know that Little Al Cashier was a Transgender Civil War veteran.  She worked as a farmhand as well as performing odd jobs in Saunemin, Illinois.  Albert Cashier can be found on records of the town payroll.  Her employer there, Joshua Chesebro, built a one-room house for her.  For over forty years she worked as a chuch janitor, cemetery worker, and street lamplighter.  Because she lived as a man, she was able to vote in elections and later claimed a veteran’s pension under the name Albert Cashier.  Birth name was Jennie Irene Hodgers….

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