George Charles Jenks Obituary

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George Charles Jenks Obituary - SEPTEMBER 14, 1929. -FIVE 3y Associated Frees....
SEPTEMBER 14, 1929. -FIVE 3y Associated Frees. Auburn, N. Y., Sept. 13.--In an atmosphere · the opposite to that which he created in his talcs of Diamond Dick, and later of Nick Carter, George Charles Jenks, author and newspaper man, lay dead tonight In thn quiet hamlet of Owasco to which he come eighteen years after the heyday of his career. He was 79 year old. He died Thursday night after an llneas of two weeks. Born In London, England, April _3, 1850, Jenks cumo to the United States in 1872 and began his newspaper work In Pittsburgh In 1882. Jater, for elx years, lie was cdl- .orlal writer for the Pittsburgh Press. Then he wont to New York, n 1895, when he became a dramatic critic and started writing short stories. Shortly after that Jenks began Jenks, Author of Famous Boys' Thrillers, Is Dead his famous series on Diamond Dick which continued for several years. At tlmca ho was forced to write as much as 10,000 words a day to keep pace wHh his publishers and even with that tremendous output his financial remuneration was comparatively small. \ Following upon the death of the' .riglnator of the Nick Carter series, Jenks continued the work and many an anxious mother finally ocatcd her Tom, Dick and Harry buried in either of the works, while n classrooms many an apparently studious boy was being thrilled with .ho tales under cover of a protect- 1 textbook, enldcs these outstanding works Jenks was a prolific writer of short stories and magazine articles. £e also wrote several books, foremost among which were "The Offi- cial HlHtory of the Johnstown Flood," "Tho Climtut," "Doster"and "Stop Thief," the lost a stage ana screen'success. He also contributed to tho cyclopedia of American bio- Er jonks married throo times. H« leaves his widow, Mrs. Katherlns Balrd jonks, and two sons, Franh H Jenks of Colorado-Springs, and Charles Jenks of Detroit. PARKERS '· HAIR if BEMOVES. DANDRUFF ''-STOPS HAIR FALLING ftft ;«« «* ) RESTORES COWK jUfl] BEAUTY TO ORA.Y | AND FADED HAIR OO*«tl^ «l oil · ««·;·

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 14 Sep 1929, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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