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William Rose Benét
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1886
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: May 4, 1950
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

William Rose Benét-He was an American poet, writer, and editor. He was the older brother of Stephen Vincent Benét. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Col. James Walker Benét and his wife née Frances Neill Rose, and grandson of Brigadier General Stephen Vincent Benét. He was educated The Albany Academy in Albany, NY and at Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University, graduating with a PhB in 1907. He began the Saturday Review of Literature in 1924 and continued to edit and write for it until his death. Benét married four times: First, on 3 September 1912, he married Teresa France Thomson, with whom he had three children (James Walker Benét, Frances Rosemary Benét, and Kathleen Anne Benét). Teresa died in 1919. Benét's second wife whom he married on 5 October 1923, was poet Elinor Wylie. She died in 1928. Benét's third wife, whom he married on 15 March 1932, was Lora Baxter. They divorced in 1937. Benét's fourth wife, and widow, was children's writer Marjorie Flack. In 1942, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his book of autobiographical verse, The Dust Which Is God (1941). He is also the author of The Reader's Encyclopedia, a standard American guide to world literature. His son, James Walker Benét (1914-2012) fought in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, and was the author of two suspense novels and a guidebook to the San Francisco Bay Area. Today he is perhaps best known as the author of "The Skater of Ghost Lake," a poem frequently assigned in American schools for its use of onomatopoeia and rhythm as well as its tone of dark mystery. He died in 1950. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Walker Benet (1857 - 1928)
  Frances Neill Rose Benet (1860 - 1940)
 
 Siblings:
  Laura Benet (1884 - 1979)*
  William Rose Benét (1886 - 1950)
  Stephen Vincent Benet (1898 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
Hartsdale
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: #Cremation Location
 
Created by: K
Record added: Jan 16, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123556616
William Rose Benét
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William Rose Benét
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- paula helms harris
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
 
 
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