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Aline Triplette Michaelis
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1883
Death: Aug. 10, 1958

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Aline Triplette Michaelis, poet, daughter of Frank and Bettie (Herndon) Triplette, was born in St. Louis in 1885. She was educated in St. Louis and Kansas City, and her early poems were published by the Kansas City Star. After marriage to F.G. Michaelis, she lived in Austin for several years before moving to Beaumont in 1919, where she worked as a staff member of the Beaumont Enterprise. Writing under her own name and the pen name Susan Arnold Taylor, she published more than 10,000 poems. Her poem "Courage" was distributed to servicemen with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. Her column, "The Rhyming Optimist," was carried by King Features for some sixteen years and reached well over three million daily readers. Many of her poems dealt with nature; her work was characterized by its optimism. She published a volume of her verse, Courage and Other Poems, in 1931. She was the first woman to be named Poet Laureate of Texas, an honor she held from 1934 to 1936. She was a Methodist. Aline Michaelis died on August 10, 1958, in Beaumont after a lengthy illness. from
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From her Texas certificate of death
Name: Aline Michaelis
Death Date: 10 Aug 1958
Death Place: 1195 Glasshouse, Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 74 years
Birth Date: 02 Dec 1883
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Name: Frank Triplette
Mother's Name: Bettie Herndon
Occupation: Writer, Self Employed
Place of Residence: 1198 Glasshouse, Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas
Cemetery: Austin Memorial
Burial Place: Austin, Texas
Burial Date: 11 Aug 1958
Informant: Mrs. Robert J. Long [i.e., her sister]
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  Bettie Herndon Triplette (1861 - 1934)
  Frederick G Michaelis (1878 - 1954)
  Aline Triplette Michaelis (1883 - 1958)
  Elizabeth (Betty) Triplett Long (1904 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Austin Memorial Park Cemetery
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: 1-173-3
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Originally Created by: Jan Wukasch Pelosi
Record added: Sep 21, 2009
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