Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from American National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 16 October 2019

Dobie, James Franklocked

(26 September 1888–18 September 1964)
  • Robert L. Gale


Dobie, James Frank (26 September 1888–18 September 1964), writer, folklorist, and educator, was born on his family’s 7,000-acre ranch in Live Oak County, Texas, the son of Jonathan Richard “R. J.” Dobie and Ella Byler. He preferred his mother’s infectious love of standard eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books to his father’s habit of reading the Bible and singing Methodist hymns. He grew up rigidly moral, attended ranch schools, and lived with his grandparents in Alice, Texas, to go to high school there (1904–1906). After earning a B.A. in 1910 at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, he worked briefly for the ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription