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Ella Maria Dietz Clymer Glynes

January 27, 1847–after 1911

1 Born at New York City; daughter of Frances Virginia Robinson and William Henry Dietz. Educated at Cottage Hill Seminary in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York. Married first Edward Myers Clymer, January 27, 1864; one child. Successful Shakespearean actress and dramatic reader in New York City, Paris, and England; author of books, poems, songs, and sonnets. Widowed, 1883. Founder and executive committee member of the professional women’s club Sorosis; served as president, 1889–1891. Married second Webster Glynes, 1898. Helped organize the General Federation of Women’s Clubs; served as vice president of the New York branch, 1902. Moved to Kensington, London, before 1906. 2 (See Document 4.27)

Footnotes

  1. [1] “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org, accessed Oct. 2014), Ella M. Dietz LHG4-3WX . 1911 England census, Kensington, London, England, ED14, piece 101, Ella Maria Glynes; database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Oct. 2014); citing Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911, RG14, National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
  2. [2] National Cyclopaedia of American Biography (New York: James T. White & Company, 1906), 13:68. 1911 England census, Kensington, London, England, ED14, piece 101, Ella Maria Glynes; database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Oct. 2014); citing Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911, RG14, National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.