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Frederick John Fargus
Birth: Dec. 26, 1847
Death: May 15, 1885

English poet and novelist. He was born in Bristol, England, where his father was an auctioneer. Dreaming to become a sailor, he managed to persuade his parents to allow him to join the school frigate "Conway," however his father insisted that he abandon his hopes to enter the Royal Navy. Returning to Bristol, he wrote a burlesque called "Jason" or "the Golden Fleece" which produced a good impression, and he received commissions while continuing to earn his living working as an accountant until his father's death. While a clerk he had written the words for various songs, adopting the pseudonym 'Hugh Conway' in memory of his days on the training-ship. In 1883 his first long story, "Called Back," became a bestseller and was translated into most European languages. Ordered by his doctor to the Riviera for his lungs, he caught typhoid fever, and died in Monte Carlo. He was buried in the cemetery at Nice.
 (bio by: julia&keld) 
 
Burial:
Bristol Cathedral *
Bristol
Bristol Unitary Authority
Bristol, England
Plot: North transept, East wall
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Originally Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Jun 26, 2008
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Frederick John Fargus
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Frederick John Fargus
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