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Ella Rhoads Higginson
Birth: 1861
Council Grove
Morris County
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1940
Whatcom County
Washington, USA

American Author. Born in Council Grove, Kansas. Raised in Oregon. In 1888, with her husband moved to New Whatcom (now Bellingham), Washington. She soon became nationally celebrated for her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in major periodicals such as McClure’s, Harper’s, and Collier’s. Her books were published by the renowned New York publisher the Macmillan Company. Higginson won many national awards for her writing. From 1900-1904, she wrote a weekly column titled “Clover Leaves” for the Seattle Times newspaper. Her best known work, the poem "Four Leaf Clover," was first published by Oregon’s West Shore magazine in 1890 and has been widely reprinted. In 1931, Higginson was named the first Poet Laureate of Washington State. She died in Bellingham, Washington in 1940. (bio by: Ron Buchinski) 
Bayview Cemetery
Whatcom County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Buchinski
Record added: Aug 31, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9393426
Ella <i>Rhoads</i> Higginson
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Ella <i>Rhoads</i> Higginson
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Ella <i>Rhoads</i> Higginson
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RIP Mrs. Russell Higginson.
 Added: Jun. 27, 2017
Rest in peace, Ella! Does this family have anything to do with the name of Higginson (Residence) Hall on the campus on Western Washington University?
- JM
 Added: Jun. 27, 2017
Rightly celebrated as the author who was said to have put the Pacific Northwest on the literary map.
- Laura L.
 Added: Jun. 17, 2017
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