Woman of the Century/Mary E. Ward

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WARD, Miss Mary E., poet, born in North Danville, Vt., 2nd May, 1843. The farm which has always been her home is the one to which her grandfather removed, when her father, now a man of eighty-one, was a boy less than three years of age. Her mother was Amanda Willard, a grand- MARY EASTMAN WARD A woman of the century (page 758 crop).jpgMARY EASTMAN WARD. daughter of Rev. Elijah Willard, of Dublin, N. H., a "minute man" and chaplain in the Revolution. Her mother was Mary's first and best teacher. The love of poetry was a birthright. She could recite many hymns before she could read. She wrote her first poem in the summer following her thirteenth birthday, and since then she has written much. She has poems in " Poets and Poetry of Vermont," and has contributed to the "Vermont Chronicle" and other State papers, the "Golden Rule," "Union Signal" and others. She has a poem in "Woman in Sacred Song." She is now living in North Danville, Vt