Biography of Mrs. Raymond C. Lawton
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MRS. RAYMOND C. LAWTON.
Mrs. Raymond C. Lawton, of Woden valley, Napa, is an author of widely acclaimed note, whose delightful stories of California life, written over her pen name (maiden name) of Vingie Eve Roe, have done so much to help acquaint the people of this country with certain importnat phases of the history of the state. She was born in the village of Oxford in Sumner county, Kansas, December 7, 1879, a daughter of Maurice Pool and Clarissa Caroline (Castanien) Roe, and was there reared and educated. On April 12, 1907, she married Raymond C. Lawton, of Pierre, South Dakota.

Mrs. Lawton has been writing for years and the productions of her pen are eagerly sought by discriminating publishers. Her thorough familiarity with the history and the "atmosphere" of that section of California in which she long has made her home has given to her descriptions of scenes here and of the manners and customs of the pioneers a verisimilitude that lends to these delightful tales an air of historic verity that adds immeasurably to the charm of her fiction, which has given her name a firmly established place in American letters. One of the first of her stories to bring her distinctly to the notice of discerning and critical lovers of good literature was her "The Maid of the Whispering Hills," published in 1912. Since then she has been producing about a novel a year, including "The Heart of the Night Wind" (1913), "The Primas Leure" (1914), "A Divine Egotist" (1916), "Tharon of Lost Valley" (1919), "Vale of Paradise" (1921), and later tales.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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