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Marjorie Lyman Henderson Buell
Birth: Dec. 11, 1904
Death: May 30, 1993

Cartoonist. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was born Marjorie Lyman Henderson. She is best remembered for being the creator of cartoon characters 'Little Lulu' and her friends including 'Tubby.' At the age of 16, she had her first cartoon published. In 1934, she was hired by The Saturday Evening Post as a cartoonist and she began using the nickname of 'Marge.' Her first cartoon appeared on the back of the publication in 1935. In 1935, she also married C. Addison Buell with whom she had two sons named, Fred and Larry. The family settled in Malvern, Pennsylvania, a short time later. By 1944, Buell's 'Little Lulu' character was a daily syndicated comic strip appearing in comic books, greeting cards, and in news papers, among other publications. The comic which was a hit was also translated into different laguages including, Japanese, Spanish, Greek, Finnish, and was later seen on television as well. Buell also worked on cartoons for Colliers magazine, Ladies Home Journal, and Country Gentleman. In 1947, Buell retired from drawing 'Little Lulu' for the Washington Post, but she kept being involved with it. The strip was later taken over by cartoonist John Stanley (who also did 'Nancy and Sluggo), who ironically passed away the same year she did. In 1971, Buell sold the rights to the character. She passed away in Elyria, Ohio, in 1993, at the age of 88, from the effects of lymphoma. 
Family links: 
  Horace Lyman Henderson (1867 - 1941)
  Bertha Taylor Brown Henderson (1875 - 1961)
  Clarence Addison Buell (1904 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Westwood Cemetery
Lorain County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Sec. X, Lot 45, Grave 5
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Record added: Mar 29, 2006
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Marjorie Lyman <i>Henderson</i> Buell
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