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Charles Pierce Burton

Born: 1862 in Anderson, Indiana
Died: 1947 in Aurora, Illinois

Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children

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Selected Titles

ISBN: 1333368321 OCLC: 978583414

FORGOTTEN Books, [Place of publication not identified], 2016.

  Camp bob's hill.
ISBN: 1176241389 OCLC: 945100777

Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.