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Willa Cather

Willa CatherAKA Wilella Siber Cather

Born: 7-Dec-1873
Birthplace: Back Creek Valley, VA
Died: 24-Apr-1947
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, Old Burying Ground, Jaffrey Center, NH

Gender: Female
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: O Pioneers!

Father: Charles Cather (deputy sheriff, d. 1928)
Mother: Mary Virginia Boak Cather (d. 1931)
Brother: Roscoe Cather (b. 1877, d. 1945)
Brother: Douglass Cather (b. 1880, d. 1938)
Sister: Jessica Cather (b. 1881)
Brother: James Cather (b. 1888)
Sister: Elsie Cather (b. 1890)
Brother: John Cather (b. 1892)
Girlfriend: Louise Pound (at the University of Nebraska)
Girlfriend: Isabelle McClung (traveled to Europe with her, 1902)
Girlfriend: Edith Lewis (cohabited 1908 onward)

    High School: Red Cloud High School, Red Cloud, NE (1890)
    University: University of Nebraska (1895)
    Teacher: Pittsburgh Central High School, Pittsburgh, PA
    Teacher: Allegheny High School, Pittsburgh, PA
    Lecturer: Bread Loaf School, Middlebury College, VT (1922)

    McClure's (1906-12)
    American Academy of Arts and Letters (1938)
    National Institute of Arts and Letters (1929)
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1923 for One of Ours
    National Women's Hall of Fame (1988)
    Converted to Anglicanism raised Baptist (1922)
    Cholecystectomy (1942)
    Irish Ancestry

Author of books:
April Twilights (1903, poetry)
The Troll Garden (1905)
Alexander's Bridge (1912)
O Pioneers! (1913, novel)
My Autobiography, By S. S. Mc Clure (1914)
The Song of the Lark (1915)
My Antonia (1918, novel)
Youth and the Bright Medusa (1920)
One of Ours (1922, novel)
A Lost Lady (1923, novel)
The Professor's House (1925, novel)
My Mortal Enemy (1926, novel)
Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927, novel)
Shadows on the Rock (1931, novel)
Obscure Destinies (1932)
Lucy Gayheart (1935, novel)
Not Under Forty (1936)
Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940, novel)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1487 (8 cents, issued 20-Sep-1973)


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