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Harold Bell Wright

Harold Bell WrightBorn: 4-May-1872
Birthplace: Rome, NY
Died: 24-May-1944
Location of death: La Jolla, CA
Cause of death: Pneumonia [1]
Remains: Buried, Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Disciples of Christ [2]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Winning of Barbara Worth

One of America's most successful novelists, now largely forgotten.


[1] Died from bronchial pneumonia at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA.

[2] Disciples of Christ. He became a minister by acclamation, when his congregation's normal minister was unavailable.

Father: William A. Wright
Mother: Alma T. Watson (d. 1883 tuberculosis)
Wife: Frances E. Long (m. 1899, div. 1920, three sons)
Son: Gilbert Munger Wright (b. 1901)
Son: Paul Williams Wright (b. 1902, d. 3-Jun-1928)
Son: Norman Hall Wright (b. 8-Jan-1910, d. 21-Jul-2001)
Wife: Winifred Mary Potter Duncan (m. 5-Aug-1920, until his death)

    University: Hiram College, Hiram, OH (two years)

Author of books:
That Printer of Udell's: A Story of the Middle West (1903, novel)
The Shepherd of the Hills (1907, novel)
The Calling of Dan Matthews (1909, novel)
The Uncrowned King (1910, fiction)
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1911, novel)
Their Yesterdays (1912, novel)
The Eyes of the World (1914, novel)
When a Man's a Man (1916, novel)
The Recreation of Brian Kent (1919, novel)
Helen of the Old House (1921, novel)
The Mine with the Iron Door (1923, novel)
A Son of His Father (1925, novel)
God and the Groceryman (1927, novel)
Long Ago Told (Huh-Kew Ah-Kah): Legends of the Papago Indians (1929, collection)
Exit (1930, novel)
The Devil's Highway (1932, novel)
Ma Cinderella (1932, novel)
To My Sons (1934, memoir)
The Man Who Went Away (1942, novel)



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