THANE, Elswyth [1900-1984] -- American writer
née RICKER, Helen
BEEBE, Elswyth Thane
Born Helen Ricker, she changed her name to Elswyth Thane in 1918.
She wrote historical novels that still have a wide following around the world,
and more than 30 books in all, both fiction and non-fiction.
Perhaps best known are her seven novels in the so-called
At age 27 she married
famed explorer and naturalist William Beebe, ¤
who was then 50.
It was his second marriage.
| Her family moves to NY (from Iowa) and she changes her name to Elswyth Thane |
| Her first novel, Riders of the Wind |
| She marries William Beebe, who is nearly twice her age |
| Her last novel, Fighting Quaker: Nathaniel Greene |
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