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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ruby Dell Baugher  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1891, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Died: 1982


Illinois Connection

Baugher was born in Mt. Vernon.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ruby Dell Baugher was an author and poet. She spent part of her childhood in Morganfield, Kentucky, attended Bowling Green College and went on to graduate from Georgetown College in 1925. She taught high school for a while and moved to Evansville, Indiana in 1945.

In all, her career spanned fifty years and produced over twenty history books and novels. She is buried in Spring Grove, Kentucky.


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