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Melville Post
Birth: Apr. 19, 1871
Death: Jun. 23, 1930

Author. Born Melville Davisson Post in Raccoon Creek, West Virginia, the son of Ira and Florence Davisson Post. He earned a law degree from the University West Virginia in 1892 and practiced law for 11 years. He then began writing short mystery stories that were picked up by magazines such as 'The Saturday Evening Post,' 'The Ladies Home Journal,' and 'Hearst's.' His early success he was the most commercially successful magazine writer of his time - led him to leave his law practice in order to write full time. He and his wife were able to maintain a house they called The Chalet in Clarkson, West Virginia where they kept a polo ground and ponies. He expanded into novels, developing several series characters including Randolph Mason whose first appearance was in 'The Strange Schemes of Randolph Mason' published in 1896; Uncle Abner whose first appearance was in 'Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries' published in 1918; Sir Henry Marquis who first appeared in the 'The Sleuth of St. James Square' published in 1920; and M. Jonquelle who appeared in 'Monsier Jonquelle, Perfect of Police of Paris' published in 1923. He died at age 61 as a result of a fall from a horse.
 (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ann Bloomfield Gambill/Gamble Schoolfield Post (1877 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  Ira Carper Post (1905 - 1906)*
 
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Cause of death: Fall from a horse
 
Burial:
Elkview Masonic Cemetery
Clarksburg
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 30, 2003
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