Woman of the Century/Celeste M. A. Winslow
WINSLOW, Mrs. Celeste M. A., author, born in Charlemont, Mass., 22nd November, 1837. Her mother, Mary Richards Hall, was known as the author of much poetry and prose, especially of popular temperance tales. Her great-grandfather, Richardson Miner, a soldier of the Revolution, who lived to the age of ninety-lour, was CELESTE M. A. WINSLOW. descended from Thomas Miner, who moved to Connecticut, in 1642. from Somerset county, England. The family name originated with Sir Henry Miner, who was knighted by an early king for bravery. The family poetic taste was largely derived from the Lyons ancestors. In her eighth year, Celeste's home in the valley of the Deerheld was changed for one in Keosauqua, Iowa, and later for a pioneer home on a prairie. There she studied and wrote stories and rhymes. Her first printed story appeared in a southern journal, when she was twelve years old. Shortly afterwards the Hall family removed to Keokuk, where her education was completed in the Keokuk Female Seminary. There she became the wife of Charles H. Winslow, M. D., and her two sons were born. Removing to Chicago, Ill., in 1884, Mrs. Winslow assisted her son in the editorial work of his periodical "Happy Hours," afterwards "Winslow's Monthly." She has published both poetry and prose enough for volumes, but devotion to her family has interfered with systematic work in literary fields. Her writings have appeared in the "Atlantic Monthly," "Scribner's Magazine," "Lippincott's Magazine," "Independent," "Advance," "Manhattan Magazine," "Brooklyn Magazine" and "Good Company," and she has contributed to numerous newspapers in various parts of the United States. She now lives in New York City, where her son, Herbert Hall Winslow, is known as a successful dramatic author.