Werum, Florence Ralston. “Men Working.” The Bridge Men’s Magazine 34.11 (November 1934).

Despite her residence in Ohio, Florence Ralston Werum is included in our project by virtue of having been born and raised in Canada. Her membership in the Canadian Authors Association speaks to a continued self-identification as Canadian.

I have been searching through our records, and WorldCat, and the Internet Archive, and I have not yet managed to find further reference to a book Florence Ralston Werum is said to have written: the 1932 edition of The History of the Columbus Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. That being said, neither have I found references to the four volumes listed in her entry in Who’s Who in Illinois (1947), either: Sea Fancies (1930)—a brochure; Women in Literature (1936); The Troubadour (1930); and “Neptunian Nights” (which we suspect is a single poem, not a book). I did, however, come across this poem in an unexpected place: The Bridge Men’s Magazine, the official publication of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers.