All that can presently (December 2022) be gleaned about Nellie Hawthorne
) from sheet music covers and by Internet searching is that she was an American actress/singer, born in Oakdale, Illinois. She was the eldest of the The Hawthorne Sisters
and has been separaely featured on 2 works published between 1896 and 1903.
Her portrait on the left is taken from Ma Afro-Mexican Queen
(1903) words & music by Sidney L. Perrin
, and published by M. Witmark and Sons
, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, USA.
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