Nebraska Authors

Isabel Grimes Richey

Born 1856-06-16 Lancaster, MO (USA)

Died 1910-09-13
Plattsmouth, NE (USA)

Plattsmouth, NE (USA)
Oak Hill Cemetery

The Dictionary of Midwestern Literature suggests that Richey was likely the first Nebraska woman to publish books of poetry.

Places Lived

Lancaster, MO
Ottumwa, IA
Afton, IA
Plattsmouth, NE
Ottumwa, IA
Afton, IA

Author Of

  • Poetry






Son is Justus Livingston Richey


Harp of the West. 1895.
When Love is King. 1900.

Also published poetry in newspapers and magazines, including The Omaha Bee, the Omaha World-Herald, The Nebraska State Journal, Magazine of Poetry, and Women's Weekly among others

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Isabel Grimes Richey

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