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Edna St. Vincent Millay
Birth: Feb. 22, 1892
Rockport
Knox County
Maine, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1950
Austerlitz
Columbia County
New York, USA

Poet. Edna was born to Cora Lounella who was a nurse, and Henry Tollman Millay, he was a schoolteacher who would later become superintendent of schools. Her mother Cora taught Edna to write poetry when she was age 4 and play the piano at the age of 7. Edna published her first poem "Forest Trees" at the age of 14. Edna went to Vassar College in 1914 supported by woman who was impressed by her poem "Renascence." She studied literature, drama, and classic and modern languages. She was a good student who often had poems published in the Vassar Miscellany and acted in school dramas. Millay and her sister Norma moved to Greenwhich Village in New York City where Millay hoped to make a living by acting. In 1923, Ednas poem, "The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver," was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. In 1923, Millay married Eugen Boissevain, He was a Dutch businessman and widower. In 1949, Boissevain died suddenly after an operation for a lung condition. Loney and heart broken, Edna was found dead on the stairs of her home on the morning of October 19, 1950. She died from a heart attack. She was going to bed with a work of poetry in her hands.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Tolman Millay (1863 - 1935)
  Cora Buzzell Millay (1863 - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Eugen Jan Boissevain (1880 - 1949)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)
  Norma Lounella Millay Ellis (1893 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Steepletop Cemetery
Austerlitz
Columbia County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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I know I am but summer to your heart, / and not the full four seasons of the year....RIP dear lady...
- glenda
 Added: Apr. 12, 2014
My sky is black with small birds bearing south ... =RIP ESVM=
- AngelSeeker
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 23, 2014
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