Elizabeth Oakes Smith

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Birthday
12, 1806
Birthplace
North Yarmouth, ME
Death Date
Nov 16, 1893 (87)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1806
Birthplace
North Yarmouth, ME
Death Date
Nov 16, 1893 (87)

About

American poet and author who is remembered for a poem entitled "The Sinless Child." She is also known for "Woman and Her Needs" and other feminist-themed essay collections.

Before Fame

She grew up in Maine and, at the age of twelve, taught Sunday School to African-American children.

Trivia

Her debut novel was entitled Riches Without Wings; her later works of fiction include The Newsboy and Bertha and Lily.

Family Life

She married magazine editor Seba Smith in 1823 and subsequently gave birth to six sons.

Associated With

She and Rita Mae Bron were both feminist authors.