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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Frances Cook Steen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Poetry

Born: 1851 in Xenia, Ohio


Illinois Connection

Frances Cook Steen was a prominent member of the Aledo, Illinois community from 1893 until her death in 1933.

Biographical and Professional Information

Frances was an accomplished but little known poet, composer and teacher of music. She was also a very talented but unknown artist during her lifetime. She had two volumes of poetry published to her credit. Those publications are as follows:''Life Waves'' (The Aledo Democrat Publishing Co., 1922) and ''Along the Way'' (Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1931).

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