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Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1829
Strong
Franklin County
Maine, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1911
Tuckahoe
Westchester County
New York, USA

An American author, journalist and poet. She grew up in Farmington, Maine, where she attended Farmington Academy. She began to write at the age of fifteen, under the pen name Florence Percy, and in 1855, published under that name a volume of poems entitled "Forest Buds." In 1851, she married Marshall S. M. Taylor, but they were divorced within a few years. In subsequent years she travelled through Europe, in Rome she became acquainted with the feminist Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis. While in Europe she served as a correspondent for the Portland Transcript and the Boston Evening Gazette. She started contributing to the Atlantic Monthly in 1858. She married Paul Akers, a Maine sculptor in 1860, he died in 1861. In 1865, she married E. M. Allen, of New York. In 1866, a collection of her poems was published in Boston. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Chase, Esq. (1804 - 1884)
 
 Spouse:
  Benjamin Akers (1825 - 1861)
 
 Children:
  Gertrude Rothermel Akers (____ - 1862)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen (1829 - 1911)
  Flora Louise Chase Morgan (1844 - 1940)*
  Isabel Virginia Chase Boggs (1852 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kensico Cemetery
Valhalla
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Dj Bonner
Record added: Jan 06, 2011
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Elizabeth Anne <i>Chase</i> Akers Allen
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