|Birth: ||Mar. 5, 1870|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 1944|
Coldwater, MI, Mar. 5, 1870-Dubuque, IA, Jan. 21, 1944).
Lecturer and writer. An accredited correspondent at the White House during the administration of Woodrow Wilson, Heustis was a regular correspondent for the TELEGRAPH HERALD and Dubuque Enterprise.
While serving as its national president in 1915, Heustis took an active role in founding branch chapters of the National Society of American Pen Women. An accomplished author, Heustis published three volumes of poems and short stories, wrote book reviews for many publications, and produced and directed twelve motion picture shorts.
There is a bio of her in a cookbook entitled, "Economy Administration Cook Book" by Susie Rhodes and Grace Hopkins, 1913. It says that she was reared in Canton, China, whee her father was for years the American consul, and where her parents entertained General U.S. Grant on his tour of the world. Prince Heinrich of Germany was also their guest there. She is in the truest sense a cosmopolitan, having lived in six states in the Union, in the Orient, and in Washington, DC. She...appeared in Washington in the first of John Philip Sousa's operas given by home talent--"The Queen of Hearts";...and has recently won fame as a magazine and newspaper writer...". It lists many organizations of which she is an officer or a member.
The three recipes she contributed to the cook book were: 1913 Grape Juice Punch; Barrington Ginger Bread "the recipe has been used by the Hopkins family since the time of my ancestor, Ichabod Hopkins, a native of Great Barrington"; and Never Fail Biscuits "from an old recipe handed down from my mother's family".
Note: W/O James Walter
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: WESTE, Site: 1282
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49203344