Nebraska Authors

Elizabeth Higgins

AKA: Mrs. Elizabeth Higgins Sullivan

Born 1875-12-14 Columbus, NE (USA)

Sullivan worked for the Omaha Bee newspaper and various Chicago daily newspapers. She was devoted to womens suffrage and the social settlement movement. She had a special interest in horticulture and wrote numerous articles on horticulture and agriculture in the American South. She maintained a home in the Mobile, Alabama area for a part of the year, later in life. She is listed in the 1916 Blue Book of Nebraska Women under the Sullivan surname.

Places Lived

Columbus/ Omaha, NE
Chicago, IL
New York City, NY
Mobile County, AL

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Play/Screenplay


Fiction; Newspaper and Magazine Journalism; Omaha Bee Newspaper Staff; Social Reform


Social Worker
Art Director

Places Worked

Omaha Daily News
South End Music School
University Players of Cape Cod and Baltimore


Out of the West. 1902.
The Strongest Man. 1925 (play)
A Roof Against the Rain. 1938.
The Chisholm Trail.

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