Woman of the Century/Sue Vesta Pullen
SUE VESTA PULLEN. PULLEN, Mrs. Sue Vesta, poet and author, born near Coesse, Ind., 7th September, 1861, where she passed her childhood days. She is the youngest daughter of Luke and Susanna L. Tousley. In 1878 she became the wife of lames C. Pullen, who died in 1889. At the age of eleven years she began to write for the press. Mrs. Pullen was not a prolific writer. Her first productions appeared in the county or State papers, but later she found many channels for her work. At the age of sixteen years she received prizes for her sketches in prose. Her first poems in the Chicago "Tribune" and other leading papers were published under her full name, but notoriety proved annoying, and she wrote under different pen-names, finally adopting that of "Clyde St. Claire," and wrote under it exclusively. She is an artist and can paint her poetic fancies as well on canvas as in words. Her best poems and sketches were written during a stay in Wisconsin, and were extensively copied. Mrs. Pullen has published one volume of poems, "Idle Hours." Her home is now in Coesse, Ind.