Charles Pierce Burton

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General Information

Name: Charles Pierce Burton

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1862 in Anderson, Indiana

Died: 1947 in Aurora, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Burton moved to Aurora to live with his father when he was 12 years old. He wrote a column for the Aurora newspaper.

Biographical and Professional Information

Burton moved to Aurora, Illinois to live with his Father when he was 12. He later worked for his father's newspaper business first as a printer and then as a reporter. He also wrote essays and articles on serious business topics which were published in prestigious magazines like Harper’s.

His Bob's Hill books for boys were very popular. There were 12 in all. For a while, he moved to northwest Indiana, where he worked for newspapers in Valparaiso and Gary, Indiana. He was the editor of Earth Mover magazine for 20 years. Later, he developed an interest in many technical fields, and some of his later books are about mining and construction. He wrote a newspaper column for the Aurora newspaper and was in constant demand as a speaker.

Charles Pierce Burton died in 1947 of heart disease at age 85. He is buried in Aurora, Illinois where he had lived most of his life.

Published Works

The Bashful Man, The Blue Sky Press, 1902

The Boys of Bob's Hill, Henry Holt, 1905

Bob's Cave Boys, Henry Holt, 1909

The Bob's Hill Braves, Henry Holt, 1910

The Boys Scouts of Bob's Hill, Henry Holt, 1912

Camp Bob's Hill, Henry Holt, 1915

Raven Patrol of Bob's Hill, Henry Holt, 1916

Bob's Hill Trails, Henry Holt, 1922

Treasure Hunters of Bob's Hill, Henry Holt, 1926

Bob's Hill Meets the Andes, Henry Holt, 1928

Bob's Hill Boys in the Everglades, Henry Holt, 1932

Bob's Hill on the Air, Henry Holt, 1934

Moving The Earth, Henry Holt, 1936

Bob's Hill Boys in Virginia, Henry Holt, 1939

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The bashful man, and others

Release Date: 2012-08-31

The Boy Scouts of Bob's Hill

ISBN: 149123864X
Release Date:

Find on World Cat

Raven Patrol of Bob's Hill

ASIN: B000J513TS
Release Date: 1936

Literary Awards

External Links

Charles Pierce Burton on WorldCat

Charles Pierce Burton on Amazon

Charles Pierce Burton Article in the Herald Bulletin


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