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date: 23 October 2019

Eigenmann, Rosa Smithlocked

(07 October 1858–12 January 1947)
  • Elizabeth Noble Shor

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Eigenmann, Rosa Smith (07 October 1858–12 January 1947), ichthyologist, was born at Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of Charles Kendall Smith, a newspaper publisher, and Lucretia Gray, a poet. Rosa’s parents had founded a newspaper, the Monmouth Atlas. She moved to Santa Rosa, California, in 1876 for her health and a few months later moved to San Diego. Her family joined her there, and her father became clerk of the city’s high school....

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