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Emilie Blackmore Stapp
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1876
Madison
Jefferson County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1962
Wiggins
Stone County
Mississippi, USA

Author, Philanthropist.
Emilie Blackmore Stapp was credited with writing at least fourteen children's books in her fifty year writing career. Her first book "Bread and ‘Lasses: Sketches of Child Life" was first published in 1902.

In 1913, she founded the Go-Hawks Happy Tribe, which was an organization similar to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts clubs, and was open to anyone who performed at least one act of kindness each day. The group had over 80,000 members both adults and children, including James Whitcomb riley and Rudyard Kipling. She and her group raised over $40,000 during the First World War to feed widows and orphans in Europe.

In 1923, she founded another group, The World Neighbor Club, whose purpose was to teach children throughout the world the English language and help establish libraries. She moved to Wiggins, Mississippi shortly after World War I and continued to write several children's books as well as establish the town's first lending library. She was also credited with raising over $3 million for the war effort during World War II during bond drives.

Her other literary works include:
(Go-Hawks Series:)
"The Trail of the Go-Hawks"(1908)
"Uncle Peter-Heathen" (1912)
"The Squaw Lady" (1913)

Four unserialized books:
"Little Billy Bowlegs" (1916)
"Happyland's Fairy Grotto Plays for Children" (1922)
"Little Streets of Beacon Hill" (1928)
"Penny Wise" (1935)

The Isabella Series:
"Isabella, the Wise Goose" (1940)
"Isabella's Big Secret" (1946)
"Isabella, the Bride" (1947)
"Isabella, Queen of Gooseland" (1948)
"Isabella's Goose Village" (1950)
"Isabella's New Friend" (1952)

Her writing career ended when she suffered from a hip-injury in the mid 1950s as the result of a fall. She refused medical treatment and remained confined to her bed until her death from complications.

 
 
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 Parents:
  David Wilbur Stapp (1829 - 1916)
  Carrie B Stapp (1842 - 1899)
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Halleck Stapp (1862 - 1933)*
  Florence Stapp Finkbine (1865 - 1956)*
  Frederick Markley Stapp (1871 - 1942)*
  Emilie Blackmore Stapp (1876 - 1962)
  Marie Graham Stapp (1882 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Park Cemetery
Wiggins
Stone County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: From Hwy 29, right side of cemetery; Stapp family plot not far from entrance gate
 
Created by: BamaChick
Record added: Feb 12, 2011
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Emilie Blackmore Stapp
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- BamaChick
 Added: Sep. 19, 2012

- Rest in peace, Dear Lady....SSBJ
 Added: Jul. 10, 2012

- Charnell
 Added: May. 1, 2012
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