Carrie Elizabeth Ellis Breck
Born: January 22, 1855, Walden, Vermont.
Died: March 27, 1934, Portland, Oregon.
Buried: Rose City Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.
Breck’s family moved from Vermont to Vineland, New Jersey, and she spent most of her life in southern New Jersey. She married Frank Breck, and they moved to Oregon between 1910 and 1920. A devout Christian, she was devoted to her husband and five daughters. She had no sense of pitch, and could not carry a tune, but she had the gift of poetic rhythm, and wrote more than 2,000 poems. She was not particularly robust in health, and had to take frequent rests while doing chores. At such times, she would sit in her favorite rocking chair, take up a notebook, and write poetry, often with a baby on her knee, or playing at her feet. Her works include:
To Comfort Thee, and Other Verses (Portland, Oregon: Metropolitan Printing Company, 1927)
Source: The Cyber Hymnal