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LOCKE, Jane Ermina, author, born in Worthington, Massachusetts, 25 April, 1805; died in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, 8 March, 1859. Her maiden name was Starkweather, and she married in 1829 John G. Locke, of Boston, author of a "Genealogy of the Locke Family" (Boston, 1853). They resided in Lowell from 1833 till 1839, and subsequently in Boston. Mrs. Locke's first published compositions were poems, which appeared in the "Ladies' American Magazine" about 1830. She was long a contributor to newspapers and periodicals, and is the author of a volume of "Poems" (Boston, 1842): "Rachel, or the Little Mourner" (1844); "Boston," a poem (1846); "The Recalled, or Voices of the Past" (1855); and a "Eulogy on the Death of Webster" in rhyme (1855).
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