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John Tate "Jack" Appleby
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Birth: May 10, 1907
Washington County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1974
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA


John Tate (Jack) Appleby was
a biographer of English kings
of the 12th & 13th Centuries.

He was an associate editor of the
American Historical Review.


Jack was SON to:
FATHER - George Appleby
MOTHER - Gertrude (Baylor) Appleby

Jack had four siblings,
all sisters.
(1) Mrs.John A. Fogelman
(2) Mrs. Paul Young, Jr.
(3) Mrs. Joe D. Mitchell
(4) Mrs. A. W. Manlove

The family owned several
orchards and canning
factories in NW Ark.


He never married
He had no children


* University High School
graduating - Class of 1923
* Harvard University -1928
-AB / English / cum laude
* Sorbonne study - in France


He worked as a newspaper reporter in Europe and on the East coast. He served as a trainer in 'Celestial Navigation' for the Eighth Air Force. He was stationed at two bases in Suffolk, England. Appleby's memoir of the WWII events became a 1948 book, "Suffolk Summer". It has proved to be very popular and has never gone out of print.

Appleby returned to Fayetteville after WWII. He took over the operation of his family's orchards. He also started in earnest to write.

Appleby authored several biographies of British monarchs. In 1953, he translated the Latin text of the 'Close and Patent Rolls', the private letters and public announcements of the reign of King John's (11991216). He went on to write about King Stephen; King Henry II and King Richard I.

In 1959, Appleby was named
'Membership Secretary'
of the American
Historical Association;

Appleby served as
'Associate Editor'
at the American Historical
Review's Journal.
He worked at their offices
in Washington D.C.


Royalties from his first book, "Suffolk Summer" were donated for maintenance of the Abbey at Bury St. Edmunds's Gardens. Today, the 'John Appleby Rose Garden' there, was named in his memory.
* At this Abbey in 1214, the Barons met to swear their allegance. They joined forces to demand King John grant them a charter which would eventually became the 'Magna Carta'!


Appleby died due to leukemia.
His remains were returned to
be buried amongst his family
in Arkansas.



"For death is no more
than a turning of us over
from time
to eternity."

BY ~ William Penn


This biography is
humbly presented by
Audrey Burtrum-Stanley / Arkansas

Family links: 
  George Appleby (1869 - 1948)
  Gertrude Appleby (1876 - 1972)
  John Tate Appleby (1907 - 1974)
  Mildred A Mitchell (1909 - 1983)*
  Marian Appleby Manlove (1911 - 1989)*
  Annis Adell Appleby Fogleman (1912 - 2010)*
  Helen A Young (1914 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Washington County
Arkansas, USA
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Record added: Dec 09, 2009
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John Tate Jack Appleby
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