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Porter, Eleanor Hodgman

Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Porter, Eleanor Hodgman (19 December 1868–21 May 1920), author, was born in Littleton, New Hampshire, the daughter of Francis Fletcher Hodgman (occupation unspecified) and Llewella Woolson, a descendant of Governor William Bradford (1590–1657), who sailed on the Mayflower. Illness forced Eleanor Hodgman’s withdrawal from high school, but after a period of recuperation she attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston to study voice. While in Boston she also received private music lessons and sang in church choirs, concerts, and homes. After teaching school and singing on the concert stage for a brief time, she married John Lyman Porter, a Boston businessman, on 3 May 1892, in Springfield, Vermont. The couple lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and New York City before settling permanently in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1901....

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