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ROBERTSON, MARGARET CLYDE APPLEGATE (MRS. WILLIAM E.): 1870-

Margaret Clyde Applegate was born in Franklin, Ind., on Feb. 1, 1870, the daughter of John Adams and Elizabeth Herriott Applegate. She graduated from Lynns High School ( Kans. ). On Aug. 21, 1898, she married William Earl Robertson and they had one daughter, Sheila. Mrs. Robertson was an opera singer with the Columbia Opera Company ( New York ) and later with the American Opera Company, She sang several title roles and retired in 1912. Joining her husband in Leadville, Colo., she began to write stories, plays, and verse which were published in magazines. She won many awards for her poetry and at one time was poet laureate of Colorado. Mrs. Robertson was a past president of the League of American Pen Women of Colorado and past vice president of the Poetry Society of Great Britain. She wrote under the pseudonym Clyde Robertson.

Information from The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.

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