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THORPE, Rose Hartwick, poet, born in Mishawaka, Indiana, 18 July, 1850. When she was ten years old her parents settled in Litchfield, Michigan, where she received a common-school education. Her most popular poem, the ballad entitled "Curfew Must not Ring To-Night," was written while she was a school-girl. When it was published in a Detroit paper in 1870 it obtained a wide circulation. An illustrated edition has been issued (Boston, 1882). She married Edmund C. Thorpe in September, 1871. In 1881 she edited three Sun-day-school papers in Chicago, Illinois Subsequently she settled with her family in Pacific Beach, San Diego County, California Mrs. Thorpe has been a contributor to journals and magazines since 1880. She has written "The Station-Agent's Story," "Remember the Alamo," and other popular poems. Her publications include "Fred's Dark Days," a story for children (Chicago, 1881)" "The Yule Log," a book of poems (1881). " The Fenton Family" (Philadelphia, 1884)" " Nina Bruce" (1886); " The Chester Girls" (1887) . "Temperance Poems" (Pent Water, Michigan, 1887), and "Ringing Ballads" (Boston, 1887).
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