Webster, Jean, 1876-1916

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Birth 1876-07-24
Death 1916-06-11

Biographical notes:

Webster, grandniece of Mark Twain, was the author of DADDY LONG LEGS. She graduated from Vassar in 1901 and married Glenn Ford McKinney in 1915.

From the description of McKinney family papers, 1720-1975, 1863-1941 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155520308

The three parts of the McKinney Family papers are the Jean Webster Papers, the Samuel Clemens Papers and the McKinney Family Papers. The common thread amongst these groups of materials is Jean Webster. She was the grand niece of Samuel Clemens, and became part of the McKinney Family when she married Glenn Ford McKinney. Glenn Ford McKinney was the son of John Luke McKinney (cofounder of Standard Oil) and Ida DeEtte Ford. Ida and John also had a daughter, Ethelyn McKinney, a member of the Smith College Class of 1895..

From the description of McKinney Family papers, 1823-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51576668

Webster was a grandniece of Mark Twain.

From the description of Samuel L. Clemens papers, 1807-1975, 1853-1909 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155520326

From the description of Samuel L. Clemens papers, 1796-1984, 1853-1909 (bulk). (Vassar College). WorldCat record id: 51619012

Webster, American author.

From the description of [Letter, 1912?] Thursday, 55 West Tenth Street, [New York, to] Mr. Wiley / Jean Webster. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 464289626


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