Anna (Farwell) de Koven (1860-1953)

Mrs Anna (Farwell) de Koven

Associated Houses

Charles B. Farwell House


Fairlawn I

Lake Forest

She graduated from Lake Forest University (co-founded by her father) as valedictorian. She became Literary Editor for the Chicago "Evening Post" in Chicago and contributed articles several publications. In 1913, she published a biography of the "Life and Letters of John Paul Jones (1747-1792)," the first and most notable U.S. Naval Commander. In 1926, she published her second book which was a complete biography of her husband, the famous composer, and their life together: "A Musician and His Wife".
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 11/10/2019 and last updated on 06/10/2022.