Woman of the Century/Eliza D. Keith
ELIZA D. KEITH. KEITH, Miss Eliza D., journalist, was born in San Francisco, Cal., where her grandfather was an "Argonaut of '49" and a prominent public officer. Her father was a deputy collector of the port and weigher of coins in the United States Mint. She is of Knickerbocker descent. Miss Keith is a graduate of the San Francisco girls' high school and early resolved to become an author, her first published work appearing at the age of thirteen. Under the pen-name "Di Vernon" she has acted as special writer for the "Alta Californian, "San Francisco "Chronicle," "Examiner" and "Call," as well as the "News Letter"; is special correspondent of the San Francisco " Recorder-Union, and writes also for the "Journalist," "Kate Fields Washington," "Good Housekeeping " and many other periodicals. She is especially interested in all subjects pertaining to women. She is an enthusiastic member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and writes "Di Vernon's Corner," besides editing a children's column, in the "Humane World" of St. Paul, Minn. In October, 1891, she received the bronze medal of the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in recognition of service rendered to the cause of humane education by voice and pen. In 1890 she was elected life member of the Golden Gate Kindergarten Association for similar reasons.