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WHO’S WHO AMONG

THE WOMEN OF CALIFORNIA

1922

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Pages 160

 

 

WOMEN OF THE PRESS

Los Angeles

 

JEAN LOUGHPOROUGH

Club and Society Editor

Los Angeles Examiner

 

FRANCES MORRIN

Assistant Society-Editor

Los Angeles Examiner

 

LANNIE HAYNES MARTIN

General Newspaper Work

 

MRS. BLANCHE FRIEND AUSTIN

Managing Editor

"The Clubwoman"

 

MRS. CLAIRE H. COOMBS

(Prudence Perry)

 

MRS. E.L. REED

Past President, Los Angeles

Woman's Press Club

 

 

 

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THE WOMEN OF THE PRESS

 

"Who's Who Among the Women of California" would not be complete without an appreciation of

the "Women of the Press."

 

They are a modest group - these women of the press - modest in their careful consideration of others,

and forgetfulness of self.

 

Their trained minds, their sympathies, their broad-visioned way of grasping minute details, make

them a positive power for good.

 

They have high standards of life, high ideals, and a recognition of the purpose of their profession,

than which there is none more potent in service to humanity.

 

ANNIE LAURIE

 

 

The name of Annie Laurie is like a gleam shining through the real acheivements for women, generally, and for California women, particularly.  Some one has called her the "Dean of American newspaper women."  She IS.  From coast to coast in the chain of Hearst newspapers, she is known as Winifred Black.  In San Francisco, her articles are written under the name of Annie Laurie.

 

While her own newspaper stories have made her name a household word bearing the beacon light of hope and cheer, of right-thinking, right-living, appealing to all people and to all ages, to those in need, to the forsaken, to the cultured, to the brilliant, to those who want to make the good fight - she is what members of her own profession call - "an all-around newspaper man."

She has covered almost every phase of newspaper work and is known in Chicago, New York, Washington, all American cities, and, in London, Paris and other European cities where she is recognized for her profession, as she is, here, in America.

 

The influence of Annie Laurie in the work of every other newspaper women who enters the profession is the kind of influence which makes for the very best within - an influence which stands first and foremost for work well done.  She has no use for the idler. Work, a steadfast belief in people, and the best things of this world - that is the secret of her success.

 

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WOMEN OF THE PRESS

 

BETTY DEITRICK

"Betty the Shopper"

San Francisco Call

 

MOLLIE MERRICK

Feature Writer

San Francisco Examiner

 

ALMA REED

Editorial Staff

San Francisco Bulletin

 

BUFORD GORDON BENNETT

Assistant Dramatic Critic

San Francisco Examiner

 

ETHEL WHITMIRE

Editorial Staff

San Francisco Examiner

 

CORA WINCHELL

Music, Art and Dramatic Critic

San Francisco San Francisco Journal

 

GRACE HULL DE WOLFE

Editorial Staff

San Francisco Examiner

 

GERALDINE SARTAIN

Editorial Staff

San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

 

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WOMEN OF THE PRESS

 

JOSEPHINE BARTLETT

Book Reviews and Special Features

San Francisco Journal

 

JEAN HENRY

Special Feature Artist

San Francisco Examiner

 

ALICE RYAN ROOD

Special Features

"Keystone News"

 

MRS. MARTIAL DAVOUST

Society and Clubs

The Wasp, San Francisco

 

MARGARET MEDBURY

Clubs and Art

San Francisco Chronicle

 

DORIS CLARK

"Cynthia Grey"

San Francisco Daily News

 

WINIFRED ALLEN SCOTT

Editorial Staff

San Francisco Chronicle

 

WINONA FLAVEN

Society and Publicity

Formerly San Francisco Examiner

 

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MARGARET DOUGLAS

ANNA BLAKE MEZQUIDA

MARIE HICKS HEALY

BLANCHE UPRIGHT

 

While not actively engaged in newspaper work, now, these four women are proud of their newspaper affiliations, attributing their literary work and their present careers to the wide range of knowledge and training gained from newspaper experience.  All four of these women are devoting their time to creative work and to magazine and special publications where trained newspaper women find a compensating field.

 

Kathleen Norris, who has been termed "The best loved woman author," by the very nature of her great success, stands out as a criterion for newspaper work.  She has manifested in her short stories, her novels, and her special newspaper articles the vividness of newspaper training.  Lillian Ferguson of the Sunset Magazine, Josephine Hart Phelps, "The Argonaut", Helen Bonnet, "The Journal" and formerly "Town Talk"; Marjory Driscoll of the Chronicle who writes such splendid stories and poems, and Laura Bride Powers, author of "California Missions" who is actively in newspaper work as society editor of "The Oakland Tribune" are contemporaries.

 

Miss Ada Sweet, editorial writer of the Santa Rosa Republican, holds high the standard of newspaper work, her writing being of unusual strength and scholarly attainment.  Perhaps San Francisco in unusually fortunate in the number of newspaper women who have "arrived" in the different fields of literary expression.  Their names gleam from a brilliant page on which we find written Rose Wilder Lane, Bessie Beatty, Genevieve Parkhurst, Helen Dare, Marie Darrach, Myra Hunt Kingsman Miller and Miriam Michelson.

 

From north to south the newspaper women of California create records not only for themselves but for the "newspaper family" to which they have the honor to belong.  Newspaper women, generally speaking, love their profession and value the wide opportunities the work affords them as participants in the great, human, world-wide activities requiring character, brilliancy and skill.

 

 

COLLEAGUES

 

To the newspaper women who have co-operated with me in the interest of "Who's Who Among the Women of California," am I grateful.

They have been splendidly gracious, abundantly kind!  In the midst of crowded days, they have taken time to add their interest to these pages.  In our next edition, we shall have another representative coterie of those consistent, able, "silent workers," the women of the press, they - who make history with women and the best which they put forth.

 

JOSEPHINE WILSON,

Editorial Staff,

"San Francisco Examiner."

 

 

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NOTED CALIFORNIA WOMEN

 

It is interesting to find how many California women have commanded world-wide recognition.  Written on the scrolls of success are those in their chosen fields - music, literature, art, the state, education, business, philanthropy and science.

 

In endeavoring to present an authentic list of noted California women we are confronted with a desire to include many whose names, in our opinion, illumine the pages of achievement.  The California Department of the California State Library has prepared a list of noted Californians.  Quoting them as authority, we record their list without deviation.

 

Adams, Annette, lawyer.

*Allen, Maude, dancer.

*Anderson, Mary, actress.

*Atwood, Lorena, actress.

*Atherton, Gertrude, author.

Austin, Mary Hunter, author.

Bates, Blanche, actress.

Bonfils, Mrs. W. B. (Annie Laurie), author.

Bower, Mrs. B. M. (Bertha M. Sinclair), author.

Burke, Mary A., stock-breeder.

Buckingham, Alise P., fruit grower.

Burcham, Rose L., gold miner.

*Buckley, May, actress.

Burroughs, Marie, actress.

*Calhoun, Eleanor, actress.

Coolbrith, Ina Donna, poet.

*Crabtree, Lotta, actress.

Craft, Marcella, opera singer.

*Crewes, Laura Hope, actress.

*Davies, Phoebe, actress.

Dolores, Antoinette, opera singer, Savage Opera Company

*Duncan, Isadora, dancer.

Ehmann, Freda, olive grower.

Elliott, Gertrude, actress.

Elliott, Maxine, actress.

*Fay, Maud, opera singer.

Foltz, Clara, lawyer.

*Forma, Reta, opera singer.

*Francisco, Fannie, Fannie (Michelsen) Coini, opera singer.

Gates, Eleanor, author, dramatist.

Hearst, Phoebe, philantrhopist.

*Heyman, Katherine Ruth, musician.

*Hopper, Edna Wallace, actress.

Kidder, Mrs. Sarah A., first woman railroad president in California.

*Klumpke, Anna, artist.

Mills, Susan, educator.

*Nevada, Emma, singer.

Nielson, Alice, opera singer.

*Norris, Kathleen, author.

*O'Neil, Nance, actress.

Pope, Marion Holden, actress.

*Rambeau, Marjorie, actress.

Rideout, Phebe M., banker.

Riegelman, Mabel, opera singer.

Riggs, Kate Douglas Wiggin, author.

*Roberts, Dorothy (Klumpke), astronomer.

*Sanderson, Sibyl, opera singer.

Stanford, Jane Lathrop, philanthropist.

*Steeb, Olga, musician.

Strauss, Georgiana, opera singer.

Summers, Emma A., oil operator.

Strong, Harriet W. R., walnut grower.

Severance, Caroline M., "Mother of Clubs."

Tennant, Dorothy, actress.

*Withrow, Evelyn Almond, artist.

*Wood, Anna Miller (Mrs. Fred Harvey) concert singer.

Yaw, Ellen Beach, concert singer.

 

*Native born.

 

To the eastern and the foreign mind the most remarkable feature of California's contribution to literature is the wonderfully good work of our women writers.  It seemed only natural that the men should have found so much material in a frontier state, but it was not thought that there would be equal inspiration for the women.

 

The truth is that California, unlike most of the earlier states on the Western frontier, did not grow slowly but suddenly with a rush of civilization as well as a rush for gold.  And then there had been the Spaniards furnishing the Americans with a readymade background of romance.  But what more could a woman writer want that a land of fruit and flowers, hills and valleys, snow peaked and cloud capped mountains, the source of rushing rivers?

 

To the women writers of California I owe the inestimable debt of countless hours of delight, of fascination and inspiration.  In the pages of Gertrude Atherton I first found the joy and the color of life in the Golden State and it was through her pens then I was thrilled with a love of that splendid patriot, Alexander Hamilton.  The work of Mary Austin has more than sustained my conviction that she is peer to any other woman writer of the language.

 

In the field of fiction founded on the facts of life as interpreted with some of the glamour of romance it has been a privilege to walk with Kathleen Norris.  The verse of Ruth Comfort Mitchell has broadened my sympathies and deepened my understanding.

 

MARGARET DOUGLAS.

 

 

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CALIFORNIA WOMEN AUTHORS, POETS,

PAINTERS, SCULPTORS AND MUSICIANS

 

A SELECTED LIST

 

 

In response to many requests for lists of California authors, special writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, singers, and players, the California department of the California State Library has arranged selected lists to fulfill the demand.  Basing our authority on other standard sources of reference, in addition to the California State Library, we note the following:

 

AUTHORS

 

Adams, Harriet

Aiken, Ednah

Alden, Isabella

Allen, Emma Sarah

Alverson, Rosana

Angellotti, Marion Polk

Ashe, Elizabeth

Atherton, Gertrude

Austin, Mary

Bailey, Florence Augusta

Bandini, Helen

Beatty, Bessie

Beckman, Mrs. William

Bonner, Geraldine

Bonfils, W. B. Mrs. ("Annie Laure," pseud.)

Burbank, Blanche Marie

Burbridge, Mabelle

Burton, Marie Amparo

Carr, Sarah Pratt

Castle, Cora Sutton

Chamberlain, Esther

Chamberlain, Lucia

Chandler, Katherine Agnes

Charles, Frances

Churchill, Eugenia

Clock, Emma

Colburn, Mrs. F. H.

Comstock, Anna

Cooke, Grace MacGowan

Cooley, Alice Kingsbury

Coolbrith, Ina Donna (Poet Laureate)

Coolridge, Mary Elizabeth

Darling, Esther Birdsall

Davidson, Alice

Davis, Winifred J.

Dawson, Emma Frances

Deering, Mabel Craft

Doliver, Mary ("May Wentworth," pseud.)

Du Bois, Constance

Eastwood, Alice

Eyster, Nellie Blessing

Field, Mary Hannah

Fitch, Anna Mariska

Foote, Mary Hallock

Forbes, Mrs. Harry

Foster, Caroline Holcombe

Fremont, Jessie

Gates, Eleanor

Gerberding, Elizabeth

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins Stetson

Grinnell, Elizabeth Pratt

Hall-Wood, Mary

Hardy, Irene

Harraden, Beatrice

Harriman, Alice

Haslett, Harriet

Heaven, Louise

Hopkins, Pauline Mackie

Houghton, Eliza P.

Irwin, Grace

Jackson, Helen Hunt

James, Juliet Helena

Jarboe, Mary Halsey

Knapp, Adeline

Knox, Jessie Juliet

Lambert, Mary

Lawrence, M. V. T.

Lennox, Mary

Lewis, Margaret Cameron

Loughead, Flora Haines

Lowenberg, Bettie (Mrs. I.)

MacGowan, Alice

Mezquida, Anna Blake

Michelson, Miriam

Mighels, Ella Sterling

Miller, Elizabeth Gore

Milne, Frances Margaret

Mitchell, Ruth Comfort

Munger, Dell H.

Norris, Kathleen

Nuttall, Zelia Magdalena

Older, Mrs. Fremont

O'Sullivan, Elizabeth Curtis

Overton, Gwendolen

Pacheco, Mary C.

Parsons, Mary Elizabeth

Peixotto, Jessica Blanche

Perry, Stella George

Phillips, Mrs. Tully Marshall

Pope, Amy Elizabeth

Reed, Anna Morrison

Sanchez, Nellie

Saunders, Elizabeth

Seton, Grace

Sexton, Ella M.

Shuey, Lillian

Simpson, Anna Pratt

Sinclair, Bertha

Smith, Alice Prescott

Spencer, Dorcas

Steele, Rowena

Stetson, Grace Ellery

Strohbridge, Idah

Sweet, Ada Celeste

Thorpe, Rose Hartwick

Tiernan, Frances Christine

Tobin, Agnes

Tompkins, Elizabeth Knight

Trine, Grace Hyde

Upright, Blanche

Victor, Frances

Wagner, Madge Morris

Walter, Carrie Stephens

Warr, Mrs. Veraille De Witt

Wentworth, Marion Craig

Wheelock, Irene

Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Wilson, Elizabeth Sargent

Wilson, Josephine

Winterburn, Rosa Barton

Wolf, Alice S.

Wolf, Emma

Woods, Virna

 

MUSICIANS

 

Ashley, Phylidda

Aylwin, Josephine Crew

Bond, Carrie Jacobs

Carusi, Mme. Ines

Crawford, Dorothy

Fernanda, Doria

Florence, Rose

Hausman, Rosalie

Jenkins, Cora

Jones, Abbie Gerish

Keys, Phyllis Lucy

Kuester, Edith Hanes

Mansfeldt, Mrs. Hugo

McDermott, Leila France

McGee, Winifred

MacQuarrie, Marie Hughes

Moore, Mary Carr

Roma, Caro (Elsie Pardow)

Ross, Gertrude

Scott, Marjorie

Thatcher, Gladys Knesel

Waldie, Lillian Barry

Young, Anna

 

SCULPTORS

 

Buchanan, Ella

Daggett, Maud

Edmonds, Elizabeth

Frissell, Mrs. Duncan

Wendt, Julia Bracken

 

PAINTERS

 

Balfour, Helen

Ball, Katherine

Boone, Cora

Brannan, Sophie

Bremer, Anne M.

Cannon, Jessie

Champlin, Ada Belle

Chittenden, Alice

Dunlap, Helena

Fortune, E. Charlton

Froelich, Maren M.

Heynemann, Julia

Hyde, Helen

Hunter, Isabel

Johnson, Caroline Rexford

Joslin, Lucille

Lundberg, Florence

MacChesney, Clara T.

Macky, Constance

Mathews, Lucia K.

McCormick, Evelyn M.

Partington, Gertrude

Porter, Louise

Percy, Isabella Clark

Richardson, Mary Curtis

Rieber, Winifred

Sargent, Geneve Rixford

Schuster, Donna

Shore, Henrietta M.

Spalsbury, Sara H.

Wickes, Ethel

 

Transcribed by Pamela Storm Wolfskill.

PROOFED  by Carolyn Feroben.

 

 


© 2005 Nancy Pratt Melton




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