Effie Waller Smith
N 37° 28.864 W 082° 31.129
17S E 365713 N 4149324
Quick Description: Kentucky Historical marker number 1959 placed in 1995 by the Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2014 12:34:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMMH60
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
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Long Description:

"Born in Pike County, this poet was a daughter of former slaves, Frank and Sibbie Waller. All of their children attained a greater degree of education than usual at that time. They earned teaching certificates at Ky. State Normal School for Colored Persons (now Ky. State University) in Frankfort.

(Reverse) Effie Waller Smith - In addition to being featured in major literary magazines, she published three poetry books: Songs of the Months (1904), Rhymes from The Cumberland (1909), and Rosemary and Pansies (1909). She married in 1909, was widowed in 1911, and moved to Wisconsin in 1918. Buried in Neenah, Wisconsin. Smith's last published poem, "Autumn's Winds," appeared in Harper's Monthly, 1917."

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Marker Name: Effie Waller Smith

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number (for official markers): 1959

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways.

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