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date: 10 December 2019

Marquis, Donlocked

(29 July 1878–29 December 1937)
  • Robert L. Gale

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Marquis, Don (29 July 1878–29 December 1937), columnist, short-story writer, and poet, was born Donald Robert Perry Marquis in Walnut, Illinois, the son of James Stewart Marquis, a country physician, and Virginia Whitmore. He attended local schools, lived with his mother while she ran a boardinghouse in Chicago (1888–1889), and held various odd jobs (1893–1899) both before and after briefly attending Knox College (fall 1898)....

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