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Myron Brinig
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1896
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: May 13, 1991
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Myron Brinig, the famous 20th century novelist whose writings portrayed growing up Jewish in the frontier town of Butte, Montana, died May 13, 1991 in Manhattan, New York at age 94. Educated at Columbia University, Brinig began writing short stories before his novels were accepted for publication. Brinig's early works portrayed his memories of the tough, raucous mining town of his youth. Many of his main characters were inspired by his family and neighbors. He is best known for his novels: "Singermann" (1929), "Wide Open Town" (1931), "This Man is My Brother" (1932) and "The Sun Sets in the West" (1935). "Wide Open Town" was noted as "a flamboyant epic of Butte in the heyday of copper mining and the lusty confluence of frontiersmen, saloons and brothels." His novel "The Sisters" (1937) was made into a movie hit starring Bette Davis and Errol Flynn. Other novels included "Madonna Without Child" (1929), "May Flavin" (1938), "Anne Minton's LIfe" (1939) and "The Looking Glass Heart" (1958).

Brinig's ashes were scattered off the shore of Shelter Island, New York on August 16, 1991.

Obituary in New York Times, Wednesday, May 15, 1991

See my MA thesis, "Myron Brinig's Butte: Jews in the Wide Open Town" for family story.

Family links: 
  Moses Brinig (1854 - 1911)
  Rebecca Labovitz Brinig (1857 - 1943)
  Sarah Brinig Schwartz (1880 - 1961)*
  Henry Brinig (1882 - 1954)*
  Peter Brinig (1891 - 1979)*
  Myron Brinig (1896 - 1991)
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered off the shore of Shelter Island, New York on August 16, 1991 per Walter B. Cooke, Inc.
Created by: Pam
Record added: Jun 22, 2010
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Myron Brinig
Added by: Pam
Myron Brinig
Added by: Pam
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- Pam
 Added: Oct. 20, 2010

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