A Catholic poet living in Toledo in the late 1800s, Margaret Lawless was published in many periodicals of the time. The above (poorly scanned) photo is from a 1893 directory of prominent women, "A Woman of the Century." Lawless was a native of Adrian, Michigan.
From "Catholic World," December 1890, you can read "Fighting Fire," a poem about a farmer battling a blaze that threatens his farm. Click HERE, then on "page 497".