Descendants of Captain Arthur Fenner

Phyllis Reid Fenner


[b 24 Oct. 1899; d 26 Feb. 1982] Phyllis was a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA), and she worked as a librarian at Manhasset Long Island High School until retirement. Phyllis was one of the founding editors of the Weekly Reader and she compiled 79 anthologies for children, including Giants and Witches and a Dragon or Two (1943), Feasts and Frolics (1949), Ghosts, Ghosts, Ghosts (1952), The Proof of the Pudding (1957), and Something Shared (1959). In retirement, she lived in Manchester, VT, and traveled frequently with her housemate Clara Sipprell, a Canadian-born photographer. Phyllis was a book reviewer and lecturer as well. Phyllis' niece Carol was also an accomplished author. Unmarried.

Arthur | Thomas | Thomas | William | Stephen | Isaac | Andrew | William | Phyllis

1. Phyllis' memorial at, no. 161802046
2. Phyllis' works listed in