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Ellen Tifft, American writer. Recipient 1st prize Poetry Book magazine, 1951, Steele library Poetry Competition, 1998; grantee New York State Council for the Arts, Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes, among others. Board directors Second Place East, 1950-1999; member Mark Twain advisory board Elmira College, 1990-1997.

Background

Tifft, Ellen was born on June 28, 1916 in Elmira, New York, United States. Daughter of Halsey and Julia (Day) Sayles.

Education

Student, Elmira College, 1935-1938.

Membership

Board directors Second Place East, 1950-1999. Member Mark Twain advisory board Elmira College, 1990-1997.

Connections

Married Bela Crane Tifft, July 16, 1938 (deceased January 1999). Children: Wilton, John, Nicol.

father:
Halsey Sayles

mother:
Julia (Day) Sayles

spouse:
Bela Crane Tifft

children:
John Tifft

Nicol Tifft

Wilton Tifft