Spicer, Anne Higginson (Died)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Sep 1935, p. 25
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Funeral services for Mrs. Anne Higginson Spicer of Kenilworth, who died last Sunday night at Fall River, Massachusetts, were held Wednesday afternoon at Westport Point, near Fall River, where Mrs. Spicer had a summer home. Mrs. Spicer, 61-year-old poetess and lecturer, was a charter member of the Kenilworth Neighbors and had served the organization as president four times. She had been prominent in the club's affiars for years. Her terms as president were in 1901-1902, 1907-1908, 1917-1918 and 1930-1932. Mrs. Spicer also was the organizer of the Kenilworth Garden club. Her garden was one of the show places of the north shore. In recent years she had been a member of the Lake Forest Garden club. Poems written by Mrs. Spicer frequently appeared in the "Line o'Type or Two" column of the Chicago Tribune, under the pseudonym, "Anchusa." Mrs. Spicer also contributed book reviews to some of the other newspapers of Chicago. She was a member of a number of the leading literary organizations. One of her poems was set to music by the late John Philip Sousa and became the theme of the cantata, "The Last Crusade." Her books included "Songs of Skokie" and "Crookshire Lad." In addition to her other activities, Mrs. Spicer exhibited pottery, wood carving and metal work at the Art Institute. She also conducted a study class in short story writing. Her father, the late Charles M. Higginson, once was a president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad and was a prominent early day Chicagoan. Her husband, Vibe Kierulff Spicer, who died in 1927, was an engineer and inventor of many railroad devices. Mrs. Spicer is survived by her elderly mother, Mrs. Kate Nihen Higginson, and one brother, George Higginson of Hawthorne, California.

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Headline: Mrs. Anne Spicer Taken by Death in Fall River, Mass.
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12 Sep 1935
Date Of Event
08 Sep 1935
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Spicer, Anne Higginson (Died)