Erskine Caldwell
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Erskine Preston Caldwell (1903 - 1987)

Erskine Preston Caldwell
Born in Moreland, Georgia, USAmap
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Husband of [private wife (1910s - 2010s)]
Husband of — married 1939 (to 1942) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Paradise Valley, Maricopa County, Arizona, USAmap
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Profile last modified | Created 27 Dec 2014
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Erskine Preston Caldwell (December 17, 1903 – April 11, 1987) was an American author.His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in his native South in novels such as Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre won him critical acclaim.

He was the only child of Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church minister Ira Sylvester Caldwell and his schoolteacher wife Caroline Preston (Bell) Caldwell. Rev. Caldwell's ministry necessitated moving the family throughout the South, including the states of Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. When he was 15 Erskine's family settled in Wrens, Georgia.


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I've created a profile for photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White White-56495 Would someone kindly add her as wife of Erskine Caldwell? It is well documented in their biographies and mentioned on her death notice and obituary, which are referenced on her profile. According to one biography, they were married in 1939 and divorced in 1942.
posted by Faylene Bailey
edited by Faylene Bailey
Thank you, Faylene. I've connected Margaret and Erskine.
posted by Jeff Haines
Thank you Jeff. Much appreciated.
posted by Faylene Bailey

Erskine is 21 degrees from Mary McCauley, 29 degrees from B. W. J. Molier and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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