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 Thornton Waldo Burgess

Thornton Waldo Burgess

Birth
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 Jun 1965 (aged 91)
Hampden, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Monument Avenue West 2607
Memorial ID 2359 · View Source
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Author. He was a conservationist and writer who loved nature and children so much that he wrote about them in books for 50 years. and his newspaper column, "Bedtime Stories". His first book, "Old Mother West Wind" published in 1910, introduced characters such Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon and Joe Otter. Some of his other works included "The Green Meadow Club", "The Bedtime Stories Club", "Happy Jack Squirrel Saving Club" and "Now I Remember". He also broadcasted "The Radio Nature League" from WBZA Springfield, Massachusetts and wrote the newspaper column, "Bedtime Stories". By the time he retired in 1960, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for daily columns in newspapers. He died at the age of 91.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2359
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thornton Waldo Burgess (14 Jan 1874–5 Jun 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2359, citing Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .