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Elmer Kelton

AKA Elmer Stephen Kelton

Born: 29-Apr-1926
Birthplace: Andrews County, TX
Died: 22-Aug-2009
Location of death: San Angelo, TX
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Prolific Western novelist

Military service: US Army (1944-46)

Father: Robert W. Kelton ("Buck", ranch foreman)
Mother: Beatrice Holland
Brother: Bill
Brother: Eugene
Brother: Merle
Wife: Anni Lipp (m. 1947, until his death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Gerhard ("Gary", stepson adopted)
Daughter: Kathy
Son: Stephen

    High School: Crane High School, Crane, TX
    University: University of Texas at Austin (attended 1942-44)
    University: BA Journalism, University of Texas at Austin (1946-48)

    Livestock Weekly Editor (1968-90)
    San Angelo Standard-Times Farm Editor (1948-63)
    Owen Wister Award 1977

Official Website:

Author of books:
Sandhills Boy (2007, memoir)

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