The 20th Century Club of Pine Bluff is continuing its study of women who changed the course of history in the world.

The 20th Century Club of Pine Bluff is continuing its study of women who changed the course of history in the world.

The January meeting was held at the home of Juanita Fendley. Jeannie Cheek gave a very informative report on Eliza Lucas Pinckey (1722-1773). By age 16, Pinckey was running three plantations. She married Charles Pinckney at age 22. They had four children and he became the first governor of South Carolina. Eliza became politically involved in the new nation, the United States, along with her husband and son. She died in Philadelphia at age 71. George Washington was one of her pallbearers.

The February meeting was held in the home of Libbie Williams. The co-hostess was Rene Mitchell. Beverly Warren gave a report on Hallie Caraway (1878-1950). Caraway was the first woman elected to serve as a U.S. senator, serving from 1932 to 1945. She was first appointed by Arkansas Gov. Harvey Parnell to fill the seat of her husband after his unexpected death on Nov. 6, 1931.

The March meeting was held at Trinity Village with Cheek as hostess. The co-hostess was Norma Caldwell. LaQuita Wisner gave an informative report on Lottie Moon (1840-1912), who was the first woman in the South to receive a masterís degree. In 1873, Moon was appointed as missionary to China. She joined her sister, Edmonia, in China, where Moon served 39 years as missionary to the Chinese people, giving her life to the people. She died at age 72 aboard a ship in the Japanese harbor of Kobe.