1835–1913

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 4, 1835, Whit­ney, Ad­di­son Coun­ty, Ver­mont.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 2, 1913.

Buried: Oak Ridge Ce­me­te­ry, Spring­field, Il­li­nois. Am­er­i­can pre­si­dent Ab­ra­ham Lin­coln lies near­by.

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Biography

Lucy was the wife of Shad­rach Wash­ing­ton.

She gra­du­at­ed from the Clo­ver Street Se­mi­na­ry, Ro­ches­ter, New York, in 1856.

Many of her po­ems and hymns were pub­lished in a vol­ume ti­tled Ech­oes of Song.

In ad­di­tion to hymn writ­ing, she was a lec­tur­er and or­gan­iz­er for the Io­wa Wo­men’s Chris­tian Tem­per­ance Un­ion in the 1880s.

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