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Tietjens, Eunicelocked

(29 July 1884–06 September 1944)
  • Ann T. Keene

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Tietjens, Eunice (29 July 1884–06 September 1944), writer, was born Eunice Hammond in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of William A. Hammond, a banker, and Idea Louise Strong. She grew up in Evanston, Illinois, where she attended public schools until her father’s death in 1897. Her mother then took the four Hammond children on an extended tour of Europe, settling for months at a time in France, Germany, and Switzerland. Their unconventional upbringing notwithstanding, the children all became well known and accomplished: Eunice’s brother invented the Hammond organ, one sister became an Episcopal missionary in the Far East, and the other sister was a concert cellist....

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