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Mildred Wirt Benson

Mildred Wirt BensonAKA Mildred Augustine

Born: 10-Jul-1905
Birthplace: Ladora, IA
Died: 28-May-2002
Location of death: Toledo, OH
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Buried, Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, OH

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ghostwriter of the Nancy Drew mystery series

Wrote 23 early Nancy Drew books as Carolyn Keene.

Father: J. L. Augustine
Mother: Lillian Augustine
Husband: Asa Alvin Wirt (m. 1928, d. 1947, one child)
Daughter: Peggy Wirt
Husband: George A. Benson (editor of the Toledo Times, m. 1950, d. 1959)

    University: BA English, University of Iowa (1925)
    University: MA Journalism, University of Iowa (1927)

    The Toledo Blade 1975-2002


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