Mrs. George Sheldon Downs (1843 – )

”DOWNS, Mrs. George Sheldon (Mrs. Georgie Sheldon), author; b. Wrentham, Mass., June 6, 1843; d. Edwin A. and Malvina F. (Ware) Forbush; ed. pub. schs., Ashland, Mass., Ladies’ Coll. Inst., Worcester; m. Ashland, Mass., Apr. 8, 1868, George Sheldon Downs. Writer of Action, first of serials, later of books; contb’r stories to newspapers, since 1869; to New York Weekly, since 1870. Author: Brownie’s Triumph, 1877; Earle Wayne’s Nobility, 1880; A True Aristocrat, 1882; Audrey’s Recompense, 1885; Betsy’s Transformation, 1894:—all S28; Katherine’s Sheaves, 1904 Dl; Step By Step, 1906 Dl; etc., a total of 50 or more titles. Address: Newton Centre, Mass.”

Source:  Who’s Who in Pennsylvania,Vol. 1, by Albert Nelson Marquis. A.N. Marquis & Co., Publishers, Chicago, 1909, page 313

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