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Lucy Morris Chaffee ALDEN, b. 1836
Posted by: Kerri Date: April 09, 2001 at 19:56:35
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Found this biography in a wonderful old book entitled: "American Women" Vol I (Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick - 1897):

Mrs. Lucy Morris CHAFFEE ALDEN, author, born in South Wilbraham, New Hampden, Mass., 20th November 1836. She is a daughter of Daniel D. & Sarah F. Chaffee. Among her maternal ancestors was Judge John BLISS, of South Wilbraham, who on the 8th of April, 1775 was appointed sole committee "to repair to Connecticut to request that Colony to co-operate with Massachusetts for the general defense", and who, under the constitution was chosen to the first and several succeding senates. Miss CHAFFEE spent a year at Monson Academy, twenty years in teaching school, and three years as a member of the school board of her native town. She was left alone by the death of her mother in 1884, and was married in July, 1890, to Lucius D. ALDEN, an early school-mate but long a resident on the Pacific coast, and she still occupies her father's homestead. Her poetic, and far more numerous prose, writings have appeared in various newspapers of Springfield, Boston, Chicago, and Minneapolis, in several Sunday-School song-books, and in quarterly and monthly journals. One doctrinal pamphlet of hers has lately been translated by a British officer and missionary in Madras into the Hindustani tongue and many copies printed. Copies of another were voluntarily distriuted by a county judge in Florida among members of his State legislature. Two years ago, under an appropriation, made by an association whose conferences reach from Maine to California, of a sum to be distributed among writers of meritorious articles. Mrs. ALDEN was slected to write for Massachusetts.

I also have an electronic photo if interested.

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