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Caldwell, Janet Miriam Holland Taylor (Taylor Caldwell)

Born: 1900 AD
Died: 1985 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Novelists, Writers


1900 - Born Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell in Manchester, England, on the 7th of September into a family of Scottish background. Anglo-American novelist, a prolific author of popular fiction, who used often in her works real historical events or persons.

1907 - Emigrated to the United States with her family.

         - Caldwell moved to the United States with her family and settled in Buffalo, New York.

1908 - At the age of eight she started to write stories.

1912 - Wrote her first novel, The Romance of Atlantis, at the age of twelve.

1918 - Served in the United States Navy Reserve.

1919 - She married William F. Combs.

1923 - She was a court reporter in New York State Department of Labor in Buffalo, New York.

- Interested in writing from an early age, she worked from in various capacities in Buffalo offices of the U.S. Labor Department and the Immigration.

1924 - Member of the Board of Special Inquiry at the Department of Justice in Buffalo.

1931 - She graduated from the University at Buffalo.

         - Caldwell married Marcus Reback, an officer in the department of Justice, Buffalo.

1938 - She wrote "Dynasty of Death", an epic story about intrigues and alliances of two Pennsylvania families involved in the manufacture of armaments.

         - In collaboration with her second husband, Marcus Reback, she wrote several bestsellers, the first of which was Dynasty of Death.

1972 - Caldwell married William E. Stancell.

1978 - Wrote "The Eagles Gather", "The Final Hour", "Melissa", "A Prologue to Love", and "Bright Flows the River".

         - Her fourth husband was William Robert Prestie.

1980 - Appeared her last major novel, "Answer as a Man", a story of a man who begins his rise to prestige and power in the midst of the Great Depression.

         - Caldwell continued writing until May, when a stroke left her deaf and unable to speak.

1985 - She died of pulmonary failure in Greenwich, Connecticut on 2nd of September.


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