Born in Iowa on Sept. 4, 1870. Maude Pierce moved to California in 1883 and settled in Fresno. During the 1890s she studied locally with Mattie Shelton. After her marriage to Samuel Parsons, in 1902 she moved to the Monterey Peninsula into a home in Pacific Grove where she remained until her demise on Aug. 19, 1960.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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