Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Wagner, Madge Morris
WAGNER, Madge Morris, journalist, b. on the plains, 25 April, 1862, when her parents were on their way to California. She is a descendant of Capt. Morris, who built Fort Morris, in Virginia. She was educated in the common schools, and early became a journalist and poet. Her patriotic poem “Liberty Bell” led to the oonstruction of the Columbian liberty bell. From 1885 to 1895 she was the editor of “The Golden Gate,” to which Bret Harte, Joaquin Miller, and Mark Twain were constant contributors. Mrs. Wagner is the author of “Débris, a Book of Poems” (San Francisco, 1881); “Mystery of Carmel, and other Poems” (1885); and a novel, “The Titled Plebeian” (1890).