Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Wylies in:
 • First Burying Ground Cemetery
 • Rushford
 • Allegany County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Philip Gordon Wylie
Birth: May 12, 1902
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1971
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA

Writer. Born in North Beverly, Mass, his family moved to New Jersey where he later attended Princeton University (Class of 1924). He wrote many books and articles criticizing society and its values. His greatest contributions were in the Science Fiction genre. He co-authored the book, "When Worlds Collide" (1932), with Edwin Balmer, which was made into the movie by the same name in 1951 starring Richard Derr and Barbara Rush. He also wrote the novel, "The Savage Gentleman" (1932), which was the inspiration for the pulp novel book character Doc Savage. He is best remembered for the 1930 novel "Gladiator," which told of Hugo Danner, who was granted fantastic powers by his father and how he coped with them in a world of normal humans. This tale was a direct inspiration for the creation of Superman in 1939 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. He was married to Frederica Ballard (1910-1981). (bio by: Rick Jones) 
Family links: 
  Edmund Mellville Wylie (1877 - 1955)
  Edna H Edwards Wylie (1876 - 1907)
  Frederica Ballard Wylie (1910 - 1981)*
  Philip Gordon Wylie (1902 - 1971)
  Max Mellville Wylie (1904 - 1975)*
  Genevieve Wylie (1907 - 1907)**
  Edmund Kiskaddon Wylie (1913 - 1936)**
  Margaret Wylie Sydnor (1916 - 2006)**
*Calculated relationship
First Burying Ground Cemetery
Allegany County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Rick Jones
Record added: Sep 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21562764
Philip Gordon Wylie
Added by: Paul Daniggelis
Philip Gordon Wylie
Added by: Sheal
Philip Gordon Wylie
Added by: Alan Brownsten
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Janis•E
 Added: May. 12, 2017

- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Oct. 25, 2016
45 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Oct. 20, 2016
There are 31 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.8 after 19 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service