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Underwood, Edna Worthley (1873-1961) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Underwood, Edna Worthley (1873-1961)

Historical Note:

1873          Born in Phillips, Maine on January 13.

1882          Moved to Arkansas City, Kansas.

1888          Graduated from Arkansas City High School. Gave the valedictory speech.  Attended Garfield University, Wichita, Kansas for approximately two years.  Attended University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1892        Graduated from University of Michigan. Taught in Arkansas City Schools.

1897          Married Robert Earl Underwood on August 21.

Moved to Kansas City prior to 1904. Lived in Kansas City until approximately 1910-1912.

1911-1938     Wrote original works of poetry, prose and short stories. Translated various writers' works of poetry and short stories into English. Lived in New York City during most of this time.

1935          Made Corresponding member of the Institute of France.

1938-1939     Moved back to Arkansas City, Kansas.

1944          Robert Earl Underwood died.

1944-1953     Traveled back and forth from Maine, Boston and Arkansas City. Briefly lived in Edgetown Manor, Winfield, Kansas, due to illness before returning to live in home.

1961          Died on June 14 in Arkansas City, Kansas.

Was fluent in 6 languages and read several others. Actively published from 1911 to 1940.

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