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Chopin, Kate

(O'Flaherty) (1850–1904)

Her husband died of swamp fever in 1882, leaving her with six children. After paying off his debts she returned to St Louis and began to write, using as material her memories of New Orleans and of Cane River, the latter providing material for three collections of short stories.

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