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Ruby Altizer Roberts
Birth: Apr. 22, 1907
Death: May 24, 2004

Poet, Writer. She was named Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1950, the first and only woman ever to hold this honor. In 1992, she was given the added title of Poet Laureate Emeritus of Virginia. Among the many recognitions she received were: The Bellaman Award for distinguished poetry; citations by the Senate of Virginia. She owned, published and edited The Lyric, a magazine of poetry, for more than twenty-five years. She was also the author of the children's book "The Story of Buzzy Bee."  (bio by: Laurie) 
 
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 Parents:
  Waddie William Altizer (1869 - 1937)
  Dana L Cummings Altizer (1869 - 1928)
 
 Siblings:
  Ernest William Altizer (1890 - 1947)*
  Eslie Henry Altizer (1896 - 1940)*
  Ruby Altizer Roberts (1907 - 2004)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Cemetery
Christiansburg
Montgomery County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Laurie
Record added: May 26, 2004
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