Ella Wheeler Wilcox
American Writer of Popular Verse
1855 – 1919 A.D.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, an American writer of popular verse, born at Johnstown Centre, Wisconsin.
She was married to Robert M. Wilcox in 1884, and then moved to New York, where she became a successful contributor to magazines, and wrote many short essays for the New York Journal and Chicago American.
Her principal books were: Poems of Passion (1883), Poems of Pleasure (1888), Men, Women and Emotions (1896), and The Story of a Literary Career (1905).
Though many critics refused to take Mrs. Wilcox’s work seriously, she found a large public for her writings in both verse and prose.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.