Author and occasional screenwriter who wrote novels like When to Lock the Stable, 1918's How Motion Pictures Are Made, 1918's Boone Stop, and 1920's Turkey Bowman.
He distributed movies to Allied troops during World War I.
His most famous work was the novel They Had to See Paris, which was made into a movie in 1929.
He was born on a farm in Missouri.
The film adaptation of one of his books starred Will Rogers.