|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1862|
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 1919|
Big Stone Gap
A noted Kentucky author of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, best known for his stories and novels of the Kentucky mountaineers. He was born in the community of Stony Point, eight miles from Paris, Kentucky in Bourbon County. He graduated from Harvard University, went to work with his brother in the coal mines near Jellico, Tenessee, and wrote his first short novel there, 'A Mountain Europa'. He served as correspondent for Harper's in the Spanish-American War, and for Scribner's in the Russo-Japanese War. He is best known for his 1903 novel 'The Little Shepherd of Kingdome Come,' and 'The Trail of the Lonesome Pine' published in 1908.
Cause of death: pneumonia
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Record added: Apr 18, 2001
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