Avanelle L. Holmes (1846-1902) was born in Ohio and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan. She taught in the public schools in Sidney, Delaware, and Ada, Ohio. She lived briefly in Evanston, Wyoming where she taught in the school and was acting pastor at the Methodist Episcopal Church. She returned to Ohio and, in 1873, married Isaac M. Reed. They lived in Ohio, in Graysville, Tennessee, and in Pleasant Valley, Nebraska. She died in Nebraska. She authored numerous poems and short stories and wrote a number of songs.
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