Woman of the Century/Frances Mallette Hawley
HAWLEY, Mrs. Frances Mallette, poet and author, born in Bridgeport, Conn., 30th FRANCES MALLETTE HAWLEY. January, 1843. Her father, Prof. Rich, was a well-known teacher of vocal music. Frances possessed the gift of music in a remarkable degree. From the time she could speak plainly, she delighted in telling stories to her young companions. On 1st September, 1864, she became the wife of Wheeler Hawley, in Bridgeport, Conn., where she has resided since. Mrs. Hawley has a family of three sons and one young daughter. A fourth and youngest son died in youth. Her later stories and poems show deepening and widening powers.