Born: November 14, 1828, Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
Died: November 30, 1905, Boston, Massachusetts.
Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
Susanna was the daughter of Willard Aldrich and Lucy Savage Morse.
She showed a literary bent at an early age, though her studies were interrupted by a severe illness lasting for years. A victim to insomnia, she always kept a paper and pencil within reach to jot down words that came to her.
Encouraged by her pastor, J. C. Webster (one of the directors of the academy she attended) she offered some of her compositions to a magazine, which published them. For many years she contributed both prose and poetry to a number of papers and magazines.
She moved to Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1879.