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Allen, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Chase Akers Allen, Florence Percy)

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Born: 1832 AD
Died: 1911 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors

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1832 - Allen was born in Strong, Maine on October 9, 1832.

 

1847 - Started writing at the age of fifteen under the pen name of Florency Percy.

 

1851 - Married Marshall S.M. Taylor.

 

1855 - Worked at the Portland Transcript.

 

1856 - Published her first book of poetry entitled Forest Buds from the Woods of Maine.

 

1858 - Became a contributor to the magazine "Atlantic Monthly".

 

1859 - Wrote the poem entitled Rock Me to Sleep, Mother.

 

1860 - Married Benjamin Paul Akers.

 

1863-1865 - Worked as a government clerk in Washington, DC..

 

1865 - Married Elijah M. Allen after Akers died.

 

1874 - Became the literary editor of the Daily Advertiser.

 

1911 - Died in Tuckahoe, New York on August 7, 1911.


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