Woman of the Century/Julia A. A. Wood
WOOD, Mrs. Julia A. A., author, born in New London, N H., 13th April, 1826. She is JULIA A. A. WOOD. widely known by her pen-name, "Minnie Mary Lee." She is a daughter of Ezekiel Sargent and his wife, Emily Everett Adams. She was educated in the New London Literary and Scientific Institution, Colby Academy, and later was for some time pupil in a seminary in Boston. In 1849 she became the wife of William Henry Wood, a lawyer, of Greensburg, Ky., and soon after with him removed to Sauk Rapids, Minn., which place is the permanent home of the family. Mr. Wood, a person of literary tastes and ability as a writer and orator, filled many public positions of trust, and was widely known until his death, in 1870. Mrs. Wood became a convert to the Roman Catholic faith, to which she is ardently attached, and has written several novels more or less advocating the claims of that faith. Among them are "Heart of Myrhaa Lake" (New York, 1872). "Hubert's Wife" (Baltimore, 1873), "Brown House at Duffield" (1874), "Strayed from the Fold" (1878), "Story of Annette" (1878), "Three Times Three" (1879) and "From Error to Truth" (New York. 1890). She served as postmaster of Sauk Rapids for four years under the Cleveland administration. She has been engaged at different times in editorial work and is at present, with her son, conducting the Sauk Rapids "Free Press." She is a writer of serial tales and shorter stories for the "Catholic Times and Opinion" and for the "Catholic Fireside," both published in Liverpool, England. She has two sons, both of them journalists, and a married daughter, living in Minneapolis, Minn. She believes in woman doing with her might whatever she is able to do well, but has had little or no fellowship with the movement for woman's rights and woman suffrage. She believes that woman should lend every effort to the suppression of the present divorce laws.