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Willa Frances Low, American Writer, prose, fiction, non-fiction ( art: literature, Self-emp.)writer, editor. Recipient Order of Paul Revere Patriots citation Governor of Massachusetts, 1974; Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries volunteer service citation, 1984.


Low, Willa Frances was born on November 4, 1912 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Clifton Eliot and Hilia Signe (Paakonen) Belknap.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Framingham State College, 1952.


1 son, Malcolm Eliot. Teacher American and ancient history Dana Hall School for Girls, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1943-1945, 1959-1963. Teacher Vermont public schools, Barre, 1947-1949, Wellesley public schools, 1951, 54-56.

Free lance writer, since 1940. Author: Winthrop Sargent: Soldier and Statesman, 1976. Editor Doric Column, 1971-1977, women's auxiliary section Addison Gilbert Hospital newsletter, 1974-1976.

Editor: Tides of Essex (Edward T. Sanderson), 1977. General chairman Festival of the Arts, Wellesley Congregational Church, 1965, Wellesley Chamber of Commerce Art Festival, 1968. Participant Bicentennial Women's Capsule, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1976.


Member of American Association of University Women (Gift award 1982-1983), Wellesley Hills Woman's Club (president 1961-1963, trustee 1975-1976), Congressional Church Club, Doric Dames, Inc., World Affairs Council, British Bronte Society, National League American Pen Women, Massachusetts State Federation Women's Clubs (12th district director 1966-1968).


Married George Malcolm Low, September 10, 1932. 1 child Malcolm Eliot.

Clifton Eliot Belknap

Hilia Signe (Paakonen) Belknap

George Malcolm Low

Malcolm Eliot Low