Berton Braley had his first written work, a fairy tale called "Why the Grass is Green" published when he was 11 years of age, in "The American Youth" magazine. He later became a newspaper reporter in Butte, Montana for the "The Butte Daily Inter-Mountain" (1905 - 1906) and the "The Butte Evening News" (1906 -1909). In 1909 he moved to New York City and was a reporter for "Life Magazine" and the "New York Evening Mail" and an editor for "Puck Magazine." In the fall of 1916 he married a woman, whose name is not presently known. He traveled widely in Europe and Asia as a correspondent for magazines and newspapers. On 24 May 1924 in Boylestown, Pennsylvania, he married a second time, to an Englishwoman named Elliott Taylor. On 2 July 1925, Berton and Elliot had a son named Ian Braley. Mr. Braley continued his career as a correspondent, a writer, and a poet. In 1965, he and his wife Elliot moved to Florida.
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