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date: 15 October 2019

King, Grace Elizabethlocked

(29 November 1852?–14 January 1932)
  • Joan Wylie Hall

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King, Grace Elizabeth (29 November 1852?–14 January 1932), author, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of William Woodson King, a prominent lawyer, and Sarah Ann Miller. In the spring of 1862, during the Federal occupation of New Orleans, the family fled to L’Embarras Plantation in south central Louisiana. Over the next three years, Grace King was tutored in history, French and English literature, handwriting, and the Presbyterian catechism by her parents and her maternal grandmother. Financially ruined by their loyalty to the Confederacy, the family returned to New Orleans after the Civil War, and William King slowly rebuilt his legal career....

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