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Harriet (Hattie) Pierson

PIERSON, Harriet H.  (Hattie). b. Canaan, New York, 1865; d. Sagaponack (a village in the Town of Southampton), New York, 25 February 1921.  Pierson, a writer of gospel hymn texts and plays for children, was a daughter of Albert Jackson Pierson (1827?-1884), a farmer, and Phebe T. Pierson (1825?-  ), who were married 30 March 1853.  Little is known about her childhood and that of her sister and lifelong companion Miss Mary E. Pierson (1855 - ?).    At least two of her school plays were published:  The Magic Charm; a Playette (Instructor Entertainment Series) (Dansville, New York:  Frederick A. Owen Publishing Company, 1907), and School Dialogues and Entertainments for Grammar Grades...

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