George Helgeson Fitch
Pen Name: None
Born: 1887 in Galva, Illinois
Deceased: 1915 in San Francisco, California
George was born in Galva, Illinois and graduated from Knox College in 1897.
Biographical and Professional Information
Fitch was an editor of the Peoria Herald-Transcript and a syndicated columnist who turned his playful eye to politics. He was best known though as humorist and author. Several of his short stories and novels featured a small Midwestern college, Siwash College, that bore some similarity to Knox College, so similar, in fact, that for some time Knox was known casually as Old Siwash. The Siwash stories were the basis for the movie Those Were the Days! (1940) starring William Holden. George died at the early age of 38 from a ruptured appendix while visiting his sister in California.
- The Big Strike at Siwash, University of California Libraries Press, 1909
- At Good Old Siwash , University of California Libraries Press, 1911
- Vest Pocket Essays, University of California Libraries Press, 1916
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The big strike at Siwash
Release Date: 1909-01-01
Vest pocket essays
Release Date: 1916-01-01
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