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.
Nelle was the daughter of John Thomas McCurdy and Cora Amelia Newton, and wife of physician Oscar Eberhart.
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:
If you know where to get a good photo of Eberhart (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?