Indelible Grace Hymnbook

Carrie Elizabeth Ellis Breck

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 22, 1855, Wald­en, Ver­mont.

Died: March 27, 1934, Port­land, Or­e­gon.

Buried: Rose Ci­ty Cem­e­te­ry, Port­land, Or­e­gon.

Breck’s fam­i­ly moved from Ver­mont to Vine­land, New Jer­sey, and she spent most of her life in south­ern New Jer­sey. She mar­ried Frank Breck, and they moved to Or­e­gon be­tween 1910 and 1920. A de­vout Chris­tian, she was de­vot­ed to her hus­band and five daugh­ters. She had no sense of pitch, and could not car­ry a tune, but she had the gift of po­e­tic rhy­thm, and wrote more than 2,000 po­ems. She was not par­ti­cu­lar­ly ro­bust in health, and had to take fre­quent rests while do­ing chores. At such times, she would sit in her fa­vo­rite rock­ing chair, take up a note­book, and write po­e­try, oft­en with a ba­by on her knee, or play­ing at her feet. Her works in­clude:

To Com­fort Thee, and Other Vers­es (Port­land, Or­e­gon: Me­tro­pol­i­tan Print­ing Com­pa­ny, 1927)

Source: The Cyber Hymnal