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IL-Descendants include: Augustus-Civil War Veteran with 54th ILL InfantryCo C-m-Mildred (nee Garrett???)of Claysville Harrison County Kentucky.

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Benson was born Mildred Augustine in Ladora, Iowa, ..

Mildred Wirt Benson was born on July 10, 1905 in Ladora, Iowa to Lillian and Dr
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Mildred worked for 58 years as a journalist, writing a weekly column for the
Toledo Blade
and continuing to work full-time until a few months before her death the lung cancer at age 96 in 2002.
Mildred Wirt Benson was born on July 10, 1905 in Ladora, Iowa to Lillian and Dr.

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An interview with Mildred Wirt Benson, the original ghostwriter for the Nancy Drew mystery novels.
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ADKINS, FRANK E., Lt. Col., A. Wife, Mrs. Charlotte Adkins
ALLEN, WILLIAM C., S/Sgt., A. Mother, Mrs. Lena Nelson Allen
ARMEL, DAVID ELLSWORTH, Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. Daisy Armel, R. F. D. 2
BEAN, SAMUEL M., Cpl., A. Father, John L. Bean
BEAVER, CHARLES WILLIAM, Y3c, N. Mother, Mrs. Olive Beaver, R. F. D. 1
BELL, WILLIAM HARMON, 1St Lt., A. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Bell, Sr.
BLANCHFIELD, CHARLES W., Pfc.1 A. Mother, Mrs. Annie Blanchfield
BLOOM, MORTON I., 2nd Lt., A. Father, Jack I. Bloom
BRADFIELD, GEORGE EDMUND, 1st Lt., A. Grandmother, Mrs. Lucretia Wood Ely
BRANUM, WILLIAM H., 1st Lt., A. Wife, Mrs. Evelyn Riley Branum
BUTLER, ROBERT R., S/Sgt., A. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Butler
CAIN, JAMES LUTHER, Cpl., A. Brother, George Emery Cain
CARPER, CHARLES ALFRED, T/Sgt., A. Mother, Mrs. Nora Rebecca Carper
CARPER, EVERLY S., Sgt., A. Mother, Mrs. Minnie M. Carper, R. F. D.1
CARPER, GARVIN LEROY, Sgt., A. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Philip Carper
CLEVENGER, CHARLES ALLEN, Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. Nellie Virginia Clevenger
CRAWFORD, HENRY LEE, StM2c, N. Wife, Mrs: Bertie Willis Crawford
DAVIS, BENJAMIN F., Maj., A. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Davis
DENNY, HARRY, Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. Joseph S. Denny
DRIVER, RALPH PAUL. (See Clarke County)
EARHART, ROBERT H., Capt., A. Wife, Mrs. Harriet De Haven Earhart
FLICKINGER, WALTER S., Lt., A. Father, S. L. Flickinger
FOLTZ, LEWIS RANDOLPH, PO2c, N. Mother, Mrs. Marie Marian Foltz
FOSTER, WALTER CLARENCE, Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Matilda Foster
FRIES, LESLIE PAUL, Cpl., A. Wife, Mrs. Lucille Kiracoft Fries
GUESS, RICHARD LEE, S/Sgt., A. Father, Henry Armista Guess
HARTMAN, ALLISON L., Capt., A. Mother, Mrs. C. S. Hartman
HENKEL, EMERSON DAVID, Cpl., A. Mother, Mrs. Viola Moyer
HIMELRIGHT, RICHARD C., 2nd Lt., A. Father, Clarence H. Himelright
HOLLAND, JAMES ELMER, Sgt., A. Mother, Mrs. Nellie Rogers Holland
HOLSINGER, WELDON LYNWOOD, AvC, A. Wife, Mrs. Hazel Smith Holsinger
HOOVER, CHARLES LORING, Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Sara Loduska Hoover
HOUSTON, CLYDE PRESSELY, Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Effle I. Houston, Statesville, NC
JENKINS, GEORGE, StM2c, N. Mother, Mrs. Goldie Brill, R. FD2
JENKINS, ROBERT LEE, Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Myrtle Atkins Jenkins
JONES, JOHN CLAY, 1st .Lt., A. Mother, Mrs. Sallie Hawe Jones
KERN, JOHN AUSTIN, JR., Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. John Austin
LANAHAN, CHARLES KERN, Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. Anita Boyd
LINABURG, DELMER D., Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Carrie V. Seabright
LOFTON, JAMES HOWARD, Pvt., A.
LOFTON, JOHN KENNETH, Pvt., A.
LUNSFORD, ALEXANDER GORDON, Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. A. T. Lunsford
LUTTRELL, ALFRED MARSHALL, Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Rosannah Florence Luttrell R.F.D.2
McCORMICK; MERVEL EDGAR, Pfc., A. Father, Albert Henry McCormick
MARTIN, WILLIAM D., Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Pearl Virginia Martin
MASSEY, LOGAN DEXTER, FO, A. Mother, Mrs. Margaret Parmele Massey
MILLER, GEORGE F., Lt. Col., A. Wife. Mrs. Reatha Hubbard Miller
MILLER, WILLIAM H., S/Sgt., A. Mother, Mrs. Edith M. Miller
MINNICK, FRANK, Pfc., A. Sister, Mrs. Lousie Minnick Smith
ORNDORFF, JAMES M., Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Mary Dunlap Orndorff
ORNDORFF, ROY FRANKLIN, Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Mildred Levania Orndorff
OWEN, RICHARD ERNEST, Sgt., A. Wife, Mrs. Ruth McCann Owen
POLLARD, WILLIAM BEVERLEY, Lt., A. Wife, Lt. Alene Hollemar Pollard, Selma, Alabama
POTTS, BENJAMIN THURMAN, 1st Lt., A. Mother, Mrs. Margaret Robins Potts, R. F. D. 1-A
RINARD, BENJAMIN JACKSON, Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Grace Ellen Rinard R. F. D. 1-A
ROGERS, DELBERT H., PVt., A. Mother, Mrs. Rosie Rogers Hawkins
ROGERS, HAROLD LESLIE, Sic, N. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Rogers
SANDERS, JAMES R., Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Ruth Sanders
SCOTT, WINFIELD WAYNE, Lt. Col., A. Wife, Mrs. Dorothy Kimmell Scott
SEALOCK, JOHN L., Pfc., M. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Sealock
SIMPSON, MANLEY OLIN, JR., 1st Lt., A. Wife, Mrs. Kathryn Baker Simpson
SNAPP, JOSEPH HOUSTON, Pfc., A. Father, Paul Houston Snapp
STEVENS, ROBERT, Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Alpha W. Stevens
SUTLER, JAMES LAWRENCE, Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Sara L. May Sutler
SWARTZ, JAMES FRANKLIN, Sgt., A. Wife, Mrs. Helen Louise Anderson Swartz
TAYLOR, JAMES EDWIN, T/5, A. Mother, Mrs. Annie H Taylor
THOMAS, JOSEPH BENJAMIN, 1st Lt., A. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas I. Thomas
THOMSON, PAUL JONES, JR., Capt., M. Mother, Mrs. Gretchen Bigelow Thomson
TIMBROOK, MILLARD HUNTER, S/Sgt., A. Wife, Mrs. Sarah Maus Dutterer Timbrook
TRENARY, GEORGE CONLEY, Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Ethel M. Trenary
TUCKER, ALFRED BLAND, III, Lt. Comdr., N; Wife, Mrs. Alice McCaw Tucker
WILLIAMS, CHARLES EDWARD, JR., Pfc., A. Sister, Mrs. Mary Louise Finley
WILLIAMS, FRANCIS B. (See Shenandoah County)
WILLIAMS, NEAL G., 1st Lt., M. Wife, Mrs. Love Allamong Williams, Coronado, California
WISECARVER, RALPH CARTER, Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. Emma Mae Wisecarver
WOHLFORD, JOHN SHEPPARD, T/Sgt., A. Mother, Mrs. May Sheppard Wohlford

 

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However, in 1980 Mildred Benson's testimony, which she offeredin a court case involving the publishers, revealed her identity tothe public as a contributor to the Nancy Drew mystery stories. Withonly this, and without access to the Stratemeyer Syndicate archivesnow held at the , thepublic presumed that she had a primary authorship claim to theNancy Drew stories and pen name, Carolyn Keene, who also "wrote" series.

Mildred Wirt Benson (1905–2002) Writer
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Benson was born Mildred Augustine in Ladora, Iowa to Lillian and Dr. J.L. Augustine. She married Asa Wirt, who worked for Associated Press, and, after Wirt's death in 1947, married George A. , editor of the newspaper of Toledo, Ohio three years later; he died in 1959. She earned her degree in English from the University of Iowa in 1925, returned and earned her master's degree in journalism in 1927, the first student to do so there. She worked for 58 years as a journalist, writing a weekly column for the and continuing to work full time (mostly writing obituaries) until a few months before her death, from lung cancer, in 2002 at the age of 96.


Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson touched the world ..

While she wrote scores of books under her own and many other names, she is perhaps best known as one of 28 individuals who helped produce the Nancy Drew books. Edward Stratemeyer hired Mildred Benson in 1926 to assist in expanding his roughly-drafted stories in order to satisfy increasing demand for his .

Mildred Benson imbued Nancy Drew ..

Mildred Wirt Benson (July 10, 1905 – May 28,2002) was an American author of children's books, in particularseveral mysteries. Writing under pen name from1929 to 1947, she contributed to 23 of the first 25 originallypublished Nancy Drew mysteries. She was one of 28 individuals whohelped produce the Syndicate's Nancy Drew mystery books from 1929to 1984. Edward Stratemeyer hired Mildred Benson in 1926 to assistin expanding his roughly-drafted stories with Syndicate directed,juvenile text in order to satisfy increasing demand for hisseries.