Frances Cook Steen
Born: 1851 in Xenia, Ohio
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Frances Cook Steen was a prominent member of the Aledo, Illinois community from 1893 until her death in 1933. Biography: Frances was an accomplished but little known poet, composer and teacher of music. She was also a very talented but unknown artist during her lifetime. She had two volumes of poetry published to her credit. Those publications are as follows:''Life Waves'' (The Aledo Democrat Publishing Co., 1922) and ''Along the Way'' (Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1931).