By L.J. Gambone
Apple Valley Review
Strangely enough, the woman who founded Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, never married or had any children of her own. The West Virginia native created the holiday in 1908 as a way to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children.
With the help of Philadelphia department store owner John Wanamaker, Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia.