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McAllister, Anna Shannon (1888–) - Catholic Women’s History

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Anna Shannon McAllister was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1888. She was educated by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and graduated from the Columbus School for Girls. She obtained a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1909 and married Earl Sadler McAllister in 1911. In 1934 she wrote Ellen Ewing, Wife of General Sherman after reading Lloyd Lewis’s Sherman—Fighting Prophet . To research Ellen Ewing’s life, McAllister wrote to Ellen Sherman’s son as well as P. Tecumseh Sherman and other relatives who gave her family letters, diaries, and scrapbooks. The book was the Catholic Book of the Month Club selection for June 1936 and was awarded third prize in the 1938 nonfiction contest of the National League of American Penwomen.

McAllister’s second biography was of Sarah Worthington King Peter, In Winter We Flourish (1939). She wrote Flame in the Wilderness in 1944, a biography of Mother Angela Gillespie, the American founder of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. (Gillespie was also a cousin and lifelong friend of Ellen Ewing Sherman.)

McAllister was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Association of University Women, and the Columbus Chapter of the National League of American Penwomen. No date for her death is given.

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