Woman of the Century/Nellie Marie Burns
BURNS, Mrs. Nellie Marie, poet, born in Waltham, Mass.. about 1850. She is a daughter of Dr. Newell Sherman, of Waltham, a descendant of Rev. John Sherman and Marv Launce. a grand-daughter of Thomas Darcy, the Karl of Rivers. The family came to America from Dedliam, England, in 1642. Her mother's maiden name was Kimball, and she came from the English Brights and Bonds, of Bury St. Edmunds. She was twice married. By her first marriage she was the mother of George C. Cooper, formerly editor of the Rochester, N.Y., "Union." By her second marriage she became the mother of Mrs. Burns. Nellie became the wife of Thomas H. Burns, the actor, in 1878. She had been a member of the dramatic profession, and she left the stage after marriage, in compliance with the suggestion of her husband. They make their summer home in Kittery Point, Maine. Mrs. Burns has written much since 1886 and has prepared her manuscript for publication in book form. She has been a contributor to the Boston "Globe." the Portsmouth "Times," the Waltham "Tribune" and other journals.