Novelist, short story writerDied when: 90 years 228 days (1087 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June 14, 1948) was an American author.Many of her novels are set in her home state of California.
Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made into a silent movie of the same name.In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war.
She was a white supremacist.