8 July 1859
ASS was born, probably at Leith
, on the Scottish coast just north of Edinburgh
; she was the middle one of seven children.
The final piece that ASS published in a magazine, "Testament of Age", appeared in Homes and Gardens
only three months before her death.
17 June 1943
ASS died in her eighties, of heart disease, at Gullane
, after sixteen years a widow.