George Pattullo (writer)

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George Pattullo (writer)
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Born(1879-10-09)October 9, 1879
Woodstock, Canada
DiedJuly 29, 1967(1967-07-29) (aged 87)
New York City
Alma materWoodstock Collegiate Institute
University of Toronto
Spouse(s)Lucile Wilson
  • George Robson Pattullo (father)
  • Mary (Rounds) Pattullo (mother)

George Pattullo (October 9, 1879 - 1967) was a journalist and author who wrote articles and stories for various publications including the Saturday Evening Post, including as a World War I correspondent, ans well as novels.[1] One of his stories was the basis for the film Gasoline Gus (1921 film). He was the first to report the wartime heroism of Alvin C. York.[2] He was an editor at the Boston Herald. He wrote stories and novels about the American West after traveling it with photographer Erwin Smith during the summers of 1908 - 1910.[3]

Born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada to George Robson Pattullo and Mary (Rounds) Pattullo[4] he had Scottish ancestry.[3] He attended Woodstock Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto,[5] then worked at newspapers in Montreal, London, and Boston.[4]

He married Lucile Wilson, daughter of Dallas businessman J. B. Wilson. He died July 29, 1967 in New York City and is buried at Hillcrest Mausoleum in Dallas.[4]

The George C. Marshall Foundation library has notes from an interview with Pattullo May 8, 1959.[6]


  • Hellwood
  • Horrors of Moonlight
  • "Corazon", McClure's July 1910[3]
  • “The Rebellion of Kitty Bell”, The Saturday Evening Post, 2 April 1910
  • The Untamed, range life in the southwest (ca. 1911) McLeod & Allen, Toronto
  • The sheriff of Badger; a tale of the southwest borderland, D. Appleton, New York (1912)
  • Fightin' Sons of Guns (1917)
  • "Her Man", Saturday Evening Post, 194:8 July 2, 1921[7]
  • "Old Granite Face", Saturday Evening Post, 194:15 February 4, 1922[8]
  • Tight lines! (1938), A 170 page collection of short sketches privately printed by Allsion & Depew, New York in an edition of 300 for Pattullo's friends[9]
  • A Good Rooster Crows Everywhere (1939)
  • All Our Yesterdays (1948)
  • Always new frontiers (1951)
  • Some Men in Their Time (1959)

External links

George Pattullo on imbd
Books by George Pattullo


  1. "George Pattullo | at The Saturday Evening Post".
  2. ""The Second Elder Gives Battle," magazine article by George Pattullo".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Association (U.S.), Western Literature; Staff, Western Literature Association (February 23, 1987). "A Literary History of the American West". TCU Press – via Google Books.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "PATTULLO, GEORGE R." June 15, 2010.
  5. "George R. Pattullo (May 16, 1911) | Willa Cather Archive".
  6. "George Patullo Interview Notes May 8, 1959 - Library".
  7. "Gee, this is great, she gurgled". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
  8. "We were all so taken aback --". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

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