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date: 08 April 2020

Miller, Olive Beauprélocked

(11 September 1883–25 March 1968)
  • Jane L. Andrews

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Miller, Olive Beaupré (11 September 1883–25 March 1968), author, editor, and publisher of books for children, was born in Aurora, Illinois, the daughter of William Beaupré, a banker, and Julia Brady. Miller liked to describe herself as “born with pencil in hand.” Before she learned to write, she recorded her first stories in picture form. By the age of seven, she was filling homemade notebooks with stories. Following a comfortable and carefree childhood, she went to Smith College, where she studied French and German, sharpened her writing skills, and contributed to college publications. After her graduation in 1904, she returned home and for several years taught English at the local high school. On 2 October 1907 she married Harry Edward Miller, a successful, self-made salesman, first of textbooks, then of commodities....

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