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.