Harold Titus

Harold Titus

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA
Death 9 Oct 1967 (aged 79)
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA
Burial Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA
Plot Plat 2, Lot 137, #04
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Harold Titus, Noted Author and Conservationist, Dies.

Harold Titus, 79, of 6591 Peninsula Drive, raverse City, nationally prominent conservationist and author, died early this morning at his home. He
had been in failing health for some time.

Mr. Titus was conservation editor of Field and Stream magazine, recipient of a number of conservation awards, author of nearly a dozen novels, and contributor to many national publications, includlng Collier's, Red Book, and Ladies Home Journal.

He helped to organize the Izaak Walton League of Amer'ica in 1922, was instrumental in formation of the Forest Service, and served on the Michigan Conservation Commission from 1927 until 1935.

In 1934 he received an honorary master of arts degree from the University of Michigan and in 1951 was awarded the Wildlife Society's Leopold Medal for his work on behalf of conservation.

His novels included I Conquered (1916) and Black Feather (1936).

Mr. Titus was born February 20, 1888 in Traverse City, the son of Dorr B. and Josephine Smith Titus. He attended the University of Michigan from
1907-1911 and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, arid while at the university was a reporter for the Detroit News. After leaving U-M in 1011 he
became a fruit grower in Grand Traverse county.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War I, being assigned to the lllth Ordnance Depot Company and attaining the rank of ordnance sergeant by the time of his release from active duty.

On April 14, 1014 he was married to Beth Benedict, who survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Elizabeth) Pattullo, of Winchester, Mass.; a son, Dr. John Titus of Urbana, 111.; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Titus will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Episcopal Church in Traverse City, with cremation to follow.

Hibbard funeral chapel in Traverse City is in charge of funeral arrangements (Traverse City Record Eagle, 9 October 1967, 1:4).

Harold Titus was an author of at least 16 books, many of which are novels based in northern Michigan.

I Conquered (1916)
Bruce of the Circle A (1918)
The Last Straw (1920)
Timber (1922)
Spindrift: a Novel of the Great Lakes (1925)
Below Zero, a romance of the north woods (1932)
Beloved Pawn (1923 or 1932)
Code of the North (1933)
Flame in the Forest (1933)
Forest War (1934)
The Man from Yonder (1934)
Black Feather (1936)
A Program to Complete Land Type and Farm-Forest Inventories for the State of Michigan (1944)
Learning for Living: adult education in Michigan Today (1945)
The Land Nobody Wanted: the Story of Michigan's Public Domain (1945)
Timber and Game-Twin Crops (1945)

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