1871–1944

Introduction

Born: Au­gust 28, 1871, De­troit, Mi­chi­gan. Birth name: Ell­en Lo­ret­ta Mc­Cur­dy. At an ear­ly age, she was given her step­fa­ther­s sur­name, Richm­ond.

Died: No­vem­ber 15, 1944, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Missouri of a heart at­tack.

Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

illustration

Nelle was the daugh­ter of John Tho­mas Mc­Cur­dy and Co­ra Ame­lia New­ton, and wife of physician Os­car Eb­er­hart.

Works

She is best re­mem­bered as the lyr­i­cist for the song From the Land of Sky-Blue Wa­ters, writ­ten in 1909 for mu­sic by Charles Wake­field Cad­man. Her oth­er se­cu­lar ti­tles in­clude:

Sources

Lyrics

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Eb­er­hart (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?