Woman of the Century/Georgiana Klingle Holmes
GEORGIANA KLINGLE HOLMES. HOLMES, Mrs. Georgians Klingle, poet, born in Philadelphia, Pa. Through her mother, Mary Hunt Morris, who became the wife of George Franklin Klingle, M.D., she is a member of the historic Morris family, of Morrisania, and is the wife of Benjamin Proctor Holmes, of New York City. She was educated in Philadelphia. Her father's ancestry is found in Upper Saxony. Hans George Klingle, her great-grandfather, came to this country in the ship "Restoration" with his son, 9th October, 1747. and settled in Pennsylvania. At the breaking out of the Revolutionary War her grandfather, George, resided in Chestnut Hill. Dr. Klingle was a man of literary and scientific reputation. From early childhood Georgians contributed to periodicals of the different cities. Her taste ran in a groove not often entered by young authors, children's stories with a moral to leave an impression. She is an artist of merit, but writing is the passion of her life. She has written no long list of books, but the heartfelt poetry of "George Klingle" has touched many hearts. Her collection of poems entitled "Make Thy Way Mine" (New York, 1876) was made after repeated letters from interested strangers in different parts of the country. That collection was followed by "In the Name of the King" (New York, 1888L and another volume is ready Tor publication. Being interested in philanthropic work, she founded Arthur's Home For Destitute Boys, in Summit, N. J., in memory of her son, who died at the age of nine years, his unselfish savings being the germ of the institution.