GAITHER, FRANCES ORMOND JONES, 1889-1955

Biography:

Writer. Born– May 21, 1889, in Sommerville, Tenn. grew up in Corinth, MS  Parents– Paul Tudor and Annie (Smith) Jones. Married– Rice Gaither on April 25, 1912.    Education–   Mississippi State College for Women, B.A., 1909; served as student body president. Taught briefly in Corinth and lived in Mobile and Fairhope after her marriage; moved to New York City in 1929 and worked as a free lance writer. Published many short stories and reviews in various periodicals;  wrote children’s books during the 1930s; adult fiction in the 1940s. Double Muscadine, Book-of-the-Month Club selection, 1949.  Died October 28, 1955.

Source:

Bain’s Southern Writers; a Biographical Dictionary, 1979.

Publication(s):

Double Muscadine. New York; Macmillan, 1949,

The Fatal River, the Life and Death of LaSalle. New York; H. Holt Co., 1931.

Follow the Drinking Gourd. New York; Macmillan, 1940.

Little Miss Capo. New York; Macmillan, 1937.

The Pageant of Columbus with a Masques of I.I.&C. Columbus, Miss.; Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, 1915.

The Painted Arrow. New York; Macmillan, 1937.

The Red Cock Crows. New York; Macmillan, 1944.

The Scarlet Coat. New York; Macmillan, 1934.

The Shadow of the Builder. Charlottesville, Va.; Arundel Co. Inc., 1921.

Shores of Happiness; a Pageant …. Charlottesville, Va.; F.J.O. Gaither, 1919.