Nebraska Authors

Elsie De Cou Troup

AKA: Mrs. Alexander C.

Born 1856 Fillmore, MN (USA)

Born in Minnesota, this author was raised in Palmyra, Nebraska. She attended the teacher's college in Peru, NE, (then known as the Nebraska State Normal School) and taught school in Lincoln before she married the Omaha Attorney Alexander Troup in 1884. She was a distant descendant of the Everett family of Massachusetts and of Edward Everett, a well known 19th century orator. She founded the Omaha chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was active in the Nebraska chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames. Her history of Nebraska was published and distributed to schools under the auspices of the latter organization.

Places Lived

Fillmore, MN
Palmyra, NE
Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction




Nebraska State Normal School, Peru, NE


Daughters of the American Revolution
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America


Once Upon A Time In Nebraska. 1916.

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