Willa Cather

Wilella Sibert Cather (1873 - 1947)

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Wilella Sibert (Willa) Cather
Born in Winchester,Virginiamap
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Died in Manhattan, New York Citymap
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Willa Sibert Cather was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I.

Cather was born Wilella Sibert Cather in 1873 on her maternal grandmother's farm in the Back Creek Valley near Winchester, Virginia. Her father was Charles Fectigue Cather (d. 1928), whose family had lived on land in the valley for six generations. Cather's family originated in Wales, the family name deriving from Cadair Idris, a mountain range in northwestern Wales. Her mother was Mary Virginia Boak (died 1931), a former school teacher. Within a year of Cather's birth, the family moved to Willow Shade, a Greek Revival-style home on 130 acres given to them by her paternal grandparents.

WILLA CATHER December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947 THE TRUTH AND CHARITY OF HER GREAT SPIRIT WILL LIVE ON IN THE WORK WHICH IS HER ENDURING GIFT TO HER COUNTRY AND ALL ITS PEOPLE. "...that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great." From My Antonia

Wilella was born in 1873. She passed away in 1947.


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On 10 May 2018 at 23:25 GMT Amy Garber wrote:

Cather-83 and Cather-41 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate.

Willa is 31 degrees from Rosa Parks, 25 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 23 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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