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Mary Lanman Douw Ferris
Ferris, Mrs. Mary Lanman Douw, founder and author of 676 West End ave, New York City, was born May 22, 1855, in Poughkoepsie, N.Y. She was the founder of the daughters of the Cincinnati. She is the author of Legend of New Year's Eve and other works.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


Will Lewis Finch
Finch, Will Lewis, banker and commercial secretary of Cincinnati, Ohio, was born July 27, 1866, in Indian Hill, Ohio. He is vicepresident of the Cincinnati, Harrison and Indianapolis Traction company.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


Henry Lynden Flash
FLASH, Henry Lynden, poet: b. Cincinnati, OH, July 20, 1835. The family moved to New Orleans when he was four years old. He was sent to Western Military Institute in Kentucky, where he graduated in 1852; then engaged in mercantile pursuits in Mobile, Ala., for some years, but he was continually composing verse during all this time. He traveled abroad in 1857, sojourning for some time in Italy. For a time he engaged in newspaper work, but soon returned to business and set up a wholesale produce business in Galveston in I860, the year of the publication of his first volume of poems. He entered the Confederate army, serving as an aide-decamp to Gen. "W. J. Hardee, and later to Gen. Joseph Wheeler. In 1865 he owned and edited the Macon Telegraph, but returned to his business in Galveston after the close of the war. A few years later he removed his business to New Orleans, but in 1884 he retired and moved to Los Angeles to live. His second volume of poems appeared in 1906 with an introduction by General Wheeler. His war lyrics and his reconciliation poems rank as his most notable productions.
[Source: "THE SOUTH in the Building of the Nation", Vol. XI; Edited by James Curtis Ballagh, Walter Lynwood Fleming & Southern Historical Publication Society; Publ. 1909; Transcribed and submitted by Andrea Stawski Pack]







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