Richard Tupper Atwater

Richard Tupper Atwater

Birth
Death 21 Aug 1948 (aged 55)
Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot 14, 0, 580
Military PFC PERSONNEL DET, US ARMY
Memorial ID 303393 · View Source
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Journalist and author. Richard Tupper Atwater was a journalist for several Chicago newspapers. In 1932, after watching a documentary about Richard Byrd's Antarctic expedition, he began writing a children's book, "Mr. Popper's Penguins." In 1934, Atwater suffered a stroke, and his wife, Florence continued working on the book. "Mr. Popper's Penguins" was published in 1938 and was awarded a Newbery Medal in 1939.

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  • Maintained by: Robert Patterson
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 303393
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Tupper Atwater (29 Dec 1892–21 Aug 1948), Find a Grave Memorial no. 303393, citing Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Robert Patterson (contributor 46591858) .