Born 1827 Died 1892
Rose Terry Cooke, nee Terry, was born at West Hartford, Connecticut, on the 17th of February 1827. She published in 1860 a volume of Poems, but after her marriage in 1873 to Rollin H. Cooke she was best known for her fresh and humorous stories, though in 1888 she published more verse in her Complete Poems. The chief volumes of fiction dealing mainly with New England country life, produced by Rose Terry Cooke, were Happy Dodd (1878), Somebody's Neighbors (1881), Root-bound (1885), The Sphiax's Children (1886), Steadfast (1889) and Huckleberries(1891). She died at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on the 18th of July 1892.
Being the entry for COOKE, ROSE TERRY in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the text of which lies within the public domain.