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Indiana authors and their books 1917-1966.


Bessie Keeran was born in Auburn, Ind., the daughter of William H. and Eleanor Comparet Keeran. The family moved to Fort Wayne when she was seven. She obtained an A.B. degree from Indiana University. In 1919 she married Frank Roberts and they had two sons, Richard and John. Mrs. Roberts taught in Indiana in Fort Wayne and Princeton and at Kansas State Normal School. She served in the U.S. Army as a reconstruction aide during World War I. She was a writer for the JOURNAL-GAZETTE ( Fort Wayne ) and the EVANSVILLE COURIER in the 1920 and in 1930 wrote a syndicated column entitled "Whither Flaming Youth"? She received an award of merit from the American Association for State and Local History for Fort Wayne's Family Album. Mrs. Roberts died in Fort Wayne in 1964.

Information from Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

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