Ethel Harshbarget Weddle

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General Information

Name: Ethel Harshbarget Weddle

Pen Name: None

Born: September 6, 1897 in Girard, Illinois

Died: May 17, 1996 in Girard, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Ethel lived her whole life in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ethel was both an author and librarian. Writing her own stories for her own children turned into writing stories for editors Carolyn Sherwin Bailey and Lillian Davidson. Stories and articles for the Sunday school market were also sold. This was during the depression. Her first juvenile book had just been accepted by Lothrop, Lee and Shepherd when Pearl Harbor changed the face of the world. That book went the way of all cancelled plans. All during the war she studied writing courses. She lost her son in WWII

Published Works

  • Pleasant Hill, Brethren Publishing, 1956
  • Walter Chrysler, Boy Machinest, Bobbs - Merrill, 1960
  • Joel Chandler Harris, Young Storyteller, Bobbs -Merrill, 1964
  • Alvin C. York, Young Marksman, Bobbs - Merrill, 1967
  • A Brubaker Genealogy, The Descendants of Henry Brubaker, 1775-1848, of Salem, Virginia , Brethren Press, Vol. 1, 1970, Vol. 2, 1978, 1970
  • Weddle, A Geneology, Private Printing, 1975

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


Release Date: 1960

Joel Chandler Harris,: Young storyteller (Childhood of famous Americans)

ASIN: B0007E0AO0
Release Date: 1964

Alvin C. York, young marksman, (Childhood of famous Americans)

Release Date: 1967

Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Ethel Harshbarget Weddle on WorldCat

Ethel Harshbarget Weddle on Amazon


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