Addie L. Ballou

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Addie L. Ballou
Addie L. Ballou
Addie L. Ballou
Born Adeline Lucia Hart
(1837-04-19)April 19, 1837
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Died August 10, 1916(1916-08-10) (aged 79)
San Francisco, California
Resting place
Igo, California
Occupation Poet, lecturer, social reformer
Notable work(s) Driftwood
Religion Spiritualism
Parents Alexander Hamilton Hart and Mary "Polly" Eldridge

Addie Lucia Ballou (April 19, 1837 – August 10, 1916) was an American suffragist, poet, artist, author, and lecturer.[1]

Family life[edit]

Addie Ballou was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, on April 19, 1837 to Alexander Hamilton and Mary "Polly" (Eldredge) Hart. Her parents were from New York, where they were married in 1827, and where three of Addie's older siblings were also born. After removing to Ohio in the early 1830s, Addie was the fifth of eight children born to Alexander and Mary. But, after the death of Addie's mother in 1846, Alexander remarried three times, fathering six more children.

By the late 1840s, the family had moved to the "Fox Cities" area in the Eastern part of Wisconsin. It was here that Addie met Albert Darius Ballou, great-grandnephew of Hosea Ballou and cousin of Hosea Ballou II and Maturin Murray Ballou. Addie and Albert were married on Christmas day of 1854, in Harrison, Calumet County, Wisconsin. Addie and Albert had five children, although one child died in infancy.

Civil War nurse[edit]

During the American Civil War, Ballou spent years in the union army caring for wounded soldiers.

Published works[edit]

  • Ballou, Addie L. Driftwood San Francisco, California: Hicks-Judd Company, (1899)[2]
  • Ballou, Addie Lucia. The Padre's Dream and Other Poems. San José Cal: Eaton & Co., "Published under auspices of the Pacific Short Story Club", 1915[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cowan, Robert Ernest. The Forgotten Characters of Old San Francisco. Including the Famous Bummer & Lazarus, and Emperor Norton. ([By] Robert Ernest Cowan, Anne Bancroft and Addie L. Ballou.) [With Illustrations, Including Plates and Portraits.]. pp. xi. 103. Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1964. OCLC 752469751 "The Forgotten Characters of Old San Francisco. Including the Famous Bummer & Lazarus, and Emperor Norton," WorldCat (Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)
  2. ^ "Driftwood," WorldCat (Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)
  3. ^ "The Padre's Dream and Other Poems," WorldCat (Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.)

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