PARKHURST, Mrs. Emelie Tracy Y. Swett

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Emelie Tracy Y. Swett Parkhurst was born in San Francisco, California, on March 9, 1863.  

During her career, Emelie was an author, a biographer, a poet, a music teacher, and a playwright. She created the Pacific Coast Literary Bureau and was a founder of the Pacific Coast Women's Press Association in 1890. Emilie contributed to California Literary MagazineMagazine of PoetryOverland Monthly, and San Francisco Chronicle.  She also became one of the many contributors to A Woman of the Century. 

She married John W. Parkhurst, a banker, in 1889.  Emelie's personal network also included Ella Rhoads Higginson and  Helen Hunt Jackson  

A short time after giving birth to her daughter, twenty-nine-year-old Emeline passed away in San Francisco on April 21, 1892.  Emelie was buried in Oakland's Mountain View Cemetery.



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