Open main menu

Woman of the Century/Lura Eugenie Brown Smith

SMITH, Mrs. Lura Eugenie Brown, journalist, born in Rochester, N. Y., 23rd June, 1864. Her father, Leverett Russell Brown, died in Little Rock, Ark., in January, 1891. Her grandfather, Joseph Patterson Brown, was a citizen of Winsor, N. Y., where he married Lura M. Russell. Mrs. Smith's mother was Catherine Anne Ostrander, a member of the Knickerbocker community in the Empire State Mrs. Smith is the second of a family of LURA EUGENIE SMITH A woman of the century (page 677 crop).jpgLURA EUGENIE SMITH. four children. She went to Little Rock, Ark., in 1883, and has been engaged in journalistic work ever since 1884. She has become one of the most widely known journalists of the South, and she is well known also in the North. Her earlier work in that field included correspondence of the special sort for Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas and other journals. For a time she edited the "Arkansas Life," and has for several years been the poet of the Arkansas Press Association. She has been an earnest worker in the Chautauqua Circle in Little Rock. At one time she held a department editorship on the Milwaukee "Sunday Telegraph," which failing health compelled her to give up. She is joint author, with Octave Thanet, of "Victory's Divorcement" (New York, 1891). She contributed "The Autocrat of Arkansas" to the "Arkansas Press "in 1890, and in 1891 she wrote the serial "On the Track and Off the Train," which later was issued in book form. She became the wife of Sidney Smith, editor of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, "Masonic Review," 20th April, 1892.