Woman of the Century/Jennie S. Judson
JENNIE S. JUDSON. JUDSON, Miss Jennie S., author, born in Paris, Ill., 31st July, 1859. but spent the early years of her life in Mississippi and Alabama. With the members of her father's family, she has been a resident since 1875 of Paris. Her grandfather, Gen. M. K. Alexander, was one of the pioneers of Illinois. Miss Judson's education was obtained mainly in the Mount Auburn Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio. Soon after her graduation she began to write. For four years she wrote with her father as her sole reader. In 1882 she offered a poem, "Fire Opal," to "Our Continent," and it was accepted. From that time she became a regular contributor to that magazine, publishing in it tier first prose composition which saw the Tight. Making next a trial in juvenile work, she found a ready place for it in "Our Little Ones." and soon became a regular writer for that magazine, with an occasional sketch in "Wide Awake," Then her work began to appear in the "Golden Argosy," "Our Youth" and other juvenile periodicals. She then offered manuscript to the "Current" and "Literary Life" of Chicago, and in a short time became identified with them. In the South her name came before the people in poems and sketches copied by the New Orleans and other papers. Lately she has done much syndicate work in the leading papers of the United States. A series of Southern sketches, illustrated, which recently appeared in this way, has been successful. She excels in society verses. The "Century" has published some of her work in its bric-a-brac columns. Miss Judson is now slowly emerging from a long period of invalidism, which has clouded the best years of her life. She is a member of the Western Association of Writers.