Writer, teacher, librarian. Born– April 5, 1867. Tuscaloosa. Parents– Thomas Finley and Virginia (Owen) Greene. Education– Tuscaloosa Female College.  Local correspondent for the Philadelphia Times, 1883-86; Taught in Birmingham and Montgomery; principal of Capitol Hill School, Montgomery and of La Fayette Public School; in 1909, assistant to the library division of the Alabama State Department of Archives and History; Director of the Birmingham Public Library; columnist and women’s page editor of the Birmingham News. Resigned in 1913 and returned to Montgomery to devote her life to writing. Wrote chiefly children’s books and textbooks.  Active supporter of Birmingham Little Theater.  Died December 9, 1937.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 3.


America First. New York; Scribner, 1918.

The Devil to Pay. New York; Scribner, 1918.

Into the Night; a Story of New Orleans. New York; Grossett & Dunlap, 1909.

Legends of King Arthur and his Court. Boston; Ginn & Co., 1901.

My Country’s Voice. New York; Scribner, 1918.

One Clear Call. New York; Scribner, 1914.

The Right of the Strongest. New York; Scribner, 1913.

Speaking of Adam, a Comedy in Three Acts. Montgomery, Ala.; 1915.

The Ultimate American, a Comedy. Montgomery, Ala.; 1913.


American Ideals; a Series of Readers for Schools. New York; Scribner, 1920.

The Last Enemy; a Drama in Three Acts. New York?; (Mimeographed), 193-?

With Spurs of Gold; Heroes of Chivalry and Their Deeds. Boston; Little, Brown, & Co., 1905.