Gilbert Patten

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Birthday
25, 1866
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Jan 16, 1945 (78)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
25, 1866
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Jan 16, 1945 (78)

About

An American novelist famous for his pulp and mystery stories, he notably created the character of Frank Merriwell, who was the hero of more than two hundred dime novels. His other works include The Diamond Sport and The Deadwood Trail.

Before Fame

He started his own newspaper, the Corinna Owl, in 1888. Before devoting himself to his writing, he also worked in a machine shop.

Trivia

He managed a semi-professional baseball team in Maine during the team's 1890-91 season.

Family Life

He married Alice Gardner at age twenty. They divorced shortly after the birth of their child.

Associated With

He hired fellow writer, Edward Stratemeyer, to assist him on an NBC radio show.