Margaret Deland

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Birthday
23, 1857
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 13, 1945 (87)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
23, 1857
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 13, 1945 (87)

About

An American novelist, short fiction writer, and memoirist, she is most famous for such small-town-America-themed works as Old Chester Tales (1898) and John Ward, Preacher (1888). She belonged to the literary realism movement.

Before Fame

A prominent activist for women's rights, she at one point shared her home with a dozen unwed mothers.

Trivia

During World War I, she received a Legion of Honor Cross for her war-time relief work in France.

Family Life

She was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. In 1880, she married Lorin Fuller Deland who, like her father, was a publisher.

Associated With

James Michener, born about fifty years after Deland, was another prominent Pennsylvania author.