1909 – She was born in Boston and educated at Barnard College New York.
1931 – She married Dr Grantly Walden Taylor and was a full-time writer.
– Her first novel, The Cape Cod Mystery, introduced the "Codfish Sleuth", Asey Mayo, who became a regular character, appearing in 24 novels.
– She adopted the pseudonyms of Freeman Dana and Alice Tilton for her other books as her publisher did not want her known as a writer of potboilers.
1944 – The character was adapted into a Mutual radio mystery program, The Adventures of Leonidas Witherall.
1976 – Phoede Atwood Taylor died.