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 Adele Lubbock <I>Steiner</I> Burleson

Adele Lubbock Steiner Burleson

Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Death 8 Jan 1948 (aged 84)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 2 Lot 774
Memorial ID 20276604 · View Source
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Socialite, author, playwight and poet. While residing in Washington, D.C., she was invited by the Washington Post to write about social events. She was the author of the plays The Congressman's Secretary and The Lobbyist. She also wrote Every Politician's Wife and Toughey, Childhood Adventures On A Texas Ranch and was a well known contributor to Comfort Magazine. The University of Texas awards an annual Adele Steiner Prize in Poetry in her honor.

Her three teen daughters were part of the busy society circuit in Washington and their lives were avidly chronicled in the social columns.

In a 1913 article about her latest play the New York Times published this description of her. Mrs. Burleson is a Southern woman, a small slender Cabinet hostess, who must stand on tiptoe to use a wall telephone and cannot possibly weigh more than ninety-seven pounds, but whose manner blends in a rare way alertness and serenity, dignity and nervous energy. She is as quick moving as she is nimble minded, yet behind her eager interest in everything there is an old fashioned force. It belongs to a day, a sincere day, when every American woman could say a prayer and cook a dinner - and did. And there is thought, too, and courage, in her small face, and the refinement that comes of scholarship and much reading of books.

Her parted hair is so very brown, her direct eyes so very bright, and the throat above the collarless frock so smooth and girlish that it is difficult not to consider the baby grandson and the two college age daughters as mere myths. There is a sort of athletic juvenility about her slight frame which explains the fact that down in Texas on the 'farm,' which is a stretch of grassland completely surrounded by cotton plantation, she has always led an outdoor life, riding and romping with her children from the time they were able to sit a horse or swing a tennis racket.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 20276604
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adele Lubbock Steiner Burleson (8 Jul 1863–8 Jan 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20276604, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .