Ella Higginson: A Chronology
1861 - Ella Higginson born in Council Grove, Kansas to Charles and Mary Rhoads.
1863 - The Rhoads family moves to Oregon from Kansas. Ella spends her childhood here.
1875 - 14 year old Ella's first poem is published in an Oregon City newspaper.
1885 - At age 23, Ella marries pharmacist Russell Carden Higginson.
1888 - Ella and Russell move to Bellingham.
1889 - Higginson's first article is published in the Portland West Shore and gains national attention due to its topic, divorce.
1890 - Higginson's most famous poem "Four-Leaf Clover" is first published in West Shore Magazine of Portland, Oregon.
1894 - Higginson wins McClure's story contest for "The Takin'In of Ol' Mis' Lane".
1894-1898 - Various collections of short stories and poems by Higginson are published.
1900 - Higginson begins her column "Clover Leaves" in the Seattle Daily Times.
1902 - Higginson's novel Mariella-of-Out-West is published.
May 15, 1909 - Russell Higginson dies at the age of 57.
1912 - Higginson becomes the campaign manager for Washington State's first woman memeber of the State Legislature.
1914 - "The Message of Ann Laura Sweet" by Higginson becomes Collier's Prize Story.
1923 - Ella Higginson is named as a member of "Who's Who in America".
1931 - Higginson is awarded the title Poet Laureate of Washington.
December 27, 1940 - Ella Higginson dies at her home in Bellingham.
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