Kate Douglas Wiggin
1859 – 1923 A.D.
Kate Douglas Wiggin, an American author, born in Philadelphia. She lived in California for several years, studying and giving instruction in kindergarten work, and organized at San Francisco the first free kindergarten on the Pacific Coast.
In 1880 she was married to S. B. Wiggin, a California lawyer. Six years after his death in 1889 she became the wife of George C. Riggs of New York.
Mrs. Wiggin has written numerous books, some of which have been unusually popular. Perhaps the best liked of her stories is The Bird’s Christmas Carol, published in 1888. Another popular book is Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, which was later made into a play and produced with much success.
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.