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Charles Southern Morehead

(1869-    )
Kentucky

"Charles Southern Morehead . . . was born in Cadiz, Kentucky, in June, 1869, and removed with his parents to Princeton in 1874. He attended Professor Blanton's high school for about eight years, and entered Georgetown College in 1886 at the age of seventeen . . . . In 1889, after a brilliant contest with a number of other students, he was chosen as Georgetown's representative in the state intercollegiate oratorial contest, and bore off first honors over prize orators from five other colleges. He graduated in 1890 with the degree of Master of Arts, and afterwards taught school in Georgia. He was granted license to practice law in 1896, but abandoned law when he undertook the editorship and publication of the Princeton Banner in 1900. The paper is straight Democratic in politics, and has been established thirty-two years. Mr. Morehead is owner of the plant. As a paragrapher and editorial writer he has few equals and no superiors among the younger journalists of the state.

A portion of his time since his college days he has always devoted to literature, and, though he has made no ambitious efforts, some of his works have been widely read and praised, and his poems have appeared in the leading periodicals of the country. In 1893 the Pollard Publishing Company, of New York, accepted and brought out his first novel, printing ten thousand copies in the first edition. . . . He is the second son of Rev. Dr. R.W. and Mrs. Helen Garnett Morehead . . . . IN 1900 he was married to Miss Mattie Bond, of Caldwell county, and one child, Helen Frances, has blessed the union."

[Source: Memorial Record of Western Kentucky 491-493 (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1904) as recorded for the Kentucky Biographies Project under the direction of Jeff Murphy and Sandi Gorin]

[We find no OCLC listing for Charles Southern Morehead, and have located no OCLC listing for the novel mentioned in the above biographical sketch, or for Pollard Publishing Company]

To Viola V. Price
   A Rondelet

   by...Charles Southern Morehead

The glory of her heaven-deep eyes.
   A rondelet,
Her Hair of burning jewels set,
Rich gem like stars of northern skies
Dimned by the beauty of her eyes
   A rondelet

[2 (1) The Magazine of Poetry 244 (1890)(Buffalo, New York: Charles Wells Moulton)