Dorothy Ladd (1902, New Orleans, LA – Unknown time and place of death)

Ladd was born in New Orleans where her family lived until she was 22 years old. In 1924 the entire family moved to Bellevue, Kentucky where Ladd continued her hobby of writing poetry. Her poetry was featured in poetry magazines and anthologies throughout her life. Two of her poems, “Bread With Jam” and “Cry in the Night” made appearances in A Brief Anthology of Kentucky Poetry published in 1936, two years after the death of her father. Ladd’s mother died in 1944, afterwards, Ladd essentially disappears from all records.



Noe, J.T. Cotton, ed. A Brief Anthology of Kentucky Poetry: Selections of Poetry Written by Ninety-Three Persons Closely Identified with Kentucky, Most of Them Native Born. Lexington: Univ. of Kentucky Department of Extension, 1936.

Year: 1910; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 12, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: T624_524; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0199; FHL microfilm: 1374537.

Year: 1930; Census Place: Bellevue, Campbell, Kentucky; Roll: 738; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 158.0; FHL microfilm: 2340473.

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