Born: Ap­ril 26, 1877, Ar­gen­tine, Mi­chi­gan.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 3, 1967, Law­rence­burg, Ten­nes­see.

Buried: Cal­va­ry Ce­me­te­ry, Law­rence­burg, Ten­nes­see.



Grimes was the child of Ste­phen Ath­er­ton and Ada Potter, and wife of broom mak­er El­liot Grant Grimes (mar­ried 1900, Ver­non, Mi­chi­gan).

She be­came a writ­er at an ear­ly age, and worked as an ed­it­or for the South­ern Ag­ri­cul­tur­ist ma­ga­zine in Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see.

In ad­di­tion to writ­ing, she was an ac­comp­lished pi­a­nist and a mu­sic teach­er. In 1920, she and her son Le­on worked for Dr. Will­iam Fewkes of the Smith­son­i­an In­st­itute, ex­plor­ing the An­a­sa­zi In­di­an ru­ins at Me­sa Ver­de, Co­lo­ra­do.

In lat­er years, she formed her own bu­si­ness, Writ­er’s Aid, where­by she took writ­ers’ man­u­scripts and cor­rect­ed and pre­pared them for sub­mis­sion for pub­li­ca­tion.