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Person Detail: Frances (Fanny) J. Crosby

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Full Name: Frances (Fanny) J. Crosby
(1820-1915) Poet, hymn writer. Blinded at six weeks of age, Fanny Crosby entered New York Institute for the Blind at age 15, and afterward taught English and history. During the course of her life she would write at least 9,000 hymns. She also wrote A Wreath of Colombia's Flowers (1858), a collection of secular stories and poems in the same tone as her hymns, as well as Memories of Eighty Years (1906). She was born in Putnam County.
Author's Timeline:
1820 Putnam County
Frances Jane Crosby was born in the town of Southeast in Putnam County, New York, on March 24, 1820. 
1915 (Unknown) County
Fanny Crosby died in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on February 12, 1915. 
1835 New York County
In 1835 Ms. Crosby entered the New York Institute for the Blind at age 15, and from 1847 to 1858 she taught English and history there. 
1858 (Unknown) County
A Wreath of Colombia's Flowers
(Pub: H. Dayton ISBN: )
Collection of poetry and four short stories. 
1906 (Unknown) County
Memories Of Eighty Years
(Pub: Boston, MA: James H. Earle & Company. ISBN: )
1915 (Unknown) County
Fanny Crosby was interred in Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut. 
1844 (Unknown) County
A Blind Girl and Other Poems
(Pub: Wiley & Putnam ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1853 (Unknown) County
Monterey and Other Poems
(Pub: R. Craighead. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1897 (Unknown) County
Bells at Evening and Other Verses
(Pub: New York, NY: Biglow & Main. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1906 (Unknown) County
This is My Story, This Is My Song
(Pub: ISBN: 978-1-898787-41-9)
1858 Queens County
Following their wedding, Ms. Crosby and her husband, Alexander Van Alstyne, Jr., lived in Maspeth, New York. 

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