November 10, 1879, Springfield, Illinois. Birth name: Nicholas Vachel Lindsay.

December 5, 1931, Springfield, Illinois.

Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois.


Vachel was the son of Vachel Thomas Lindsay and Catharine Frazee, and husband of Elizabeth Conner. He enrolled as a medical student at Hiram College, Ohio (1897-1900), but did not complete his studies. From 1901-03, he studied art and wrote in Chicago, Illinois. He eventually moved into the writing field, and became a successful poet. His works include:

  1. An Endless Line of Splendor