Woman of the Century/Genie Clark Pomeroy
POMEROY, Mrs. Genie Clark, author, born in Iowa City, Iowa, in April, 1867. Her father, Rush Clark, when a young man, was an Iowa pioneer. Both parents were college graduates. Her mother was a teacher. The mother yielded her young life that her child might live. Mr. Clark again married in a few years, and to this union several children were born, of which two are now living. When Genie Clark was eleven years old she went to Washington, D. C, to be with her father during his second term in Congress. GENIE CLARK POMEROY. After his death in 1879, she returned to her former home and lived with her guardian at his country seat near Iowa City. Two years were afterward spent in Schellsburgh, Pa., with relatives. At the age of fourteen she was fitted in the public schools of Iowa City for the University, from which, after the freshman year, she was sent to Callanan College, in Des Moines, where she studied two years. There she met and became the wife of Carl H. Pomeroy, a son of the president of the college. After their marriage Mr. Pomeroy took the chair of history in the college, and Mrs. Pomeroy remained as a pupil. Both afterward returned to Iowa City and entered school, the one in the post-graduate law department, and the other in the collegiate. In 1888 they moved to Seattle, Wash., and afterward to Hoquiam, in the same State. In Seattle Mrs. Pomeroy for the first time made literature a matter of business as well as pleasure, contributing to the "Press" "Washington Magazine," "Woman's Journal" of Boston, "Pacific Christian Advocate," "Time," "West Shore," and other publications. Mrs. Pomeroy writes bright and strong stories, sketches and essays, but it is chiefly as a poet she is known. Her verse is delicate, fanciful and pure. She is an omnivorous reader.