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Helen Worden Erskine
Birth: Jul. 12, 1896
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1984
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Journalist, Author. She joined the staff of New York World in 1926, as a society writer. On Aug. 11, 1938, as a writer of the World-Telegram, 1931-44, she first broke the story of the "mystery men of Harlem", Homer and Langley Collyer. This was the first of a series of sensationalistic articles about the Collyer Brothers, who were two wealthy New York recluse hoarders. She later wrote a book about the Collyers and other recluses; Out of this world- A Collection of Hermits and Recluses, Their Ways of Life and the Stories Behind Their Retreats, 1953. She also wrote The Real New York, 1932; Round Manhattan's Rim, 1934; The Society Circus,1937; Here is New York, 1939; Discover New York, 1943; in addition to numerous magazine features. During the 1960's she wrote the syndicated Dorothy Dix advice column. She was married to author John Erskine(bio by: Eric Crow) 
 
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  William Henry Harrison Cranmer (1881 - 1967)
  John Erskine (1879 - 1951)*
 
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Burial:
Fairmount Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 95, Lot 13, Section 10
GPS (lat/lon): 39.70166, -104.90018
 
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Originally Created by: Eric Crow
Record added: Nov 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12412967
Helen Worden Erskine
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