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Leodhas, Sorche Nic

Sorche Nic Leodhas—who was really LeClaire Alger—was born on May 20, 1898, in Youngstown, Ohio. Her father and sister were both writers, and she read a great deal because she was often sick as a child. At age 17, Ms. Alger worked as a page at the Pittsburgh library. In 1926, she enrolled at the […]


Ness, Evaline

Evaline Ness was born on April 24, 1911 in Union City, Ohio. She studied at Ball State Teachers College before deciding to pursue a career in art. She married Elliot Ness, well-known member of the FBI (and the inspiration for The Untouchables), in 1938 and moved to Washington, D.C. She continued her studies at Corcoran […]