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Wenzel, Bill (1918-1987) (stories)

Wenzell, Zillah [i.e., Mrs. Adolph H. Wenzell, born Zillah Townsend Thompson] (1897-1973) (stories)

Werfel, Franz (1890-1945) (stories)

Wert, George H(arrison) (1888-1950) (art)

Wessolowski, Hans W(aldemar) “Wesso” (1894-1948) (art)

West, Anna (1938- ) (stories)
Retired university English composition teacher living in Las Vegas.

West, Anthony (Panther) (1914-1987) (stories)

West, Horace J. (fl. 1910s) (stories)
California expert on mines and mining.

West, (Mary) Jessamyn (1902-1984) (stories)

West, Morris L(anglo) (1916-1999) (stories) (assoc.)

West, Paul (Clarendon) (1871-1918) (stories)
Perhaps the pseudonym of journalist William Andrew Johnson (1879-1929); perhaps journalist Paul Clarendon West (1871-1918); perhaps somebody else.

West, William (fl. 1910s) (stories)
U. S. Forest Ranger on Black Mesa Reserve. Also a lawyer.

Westall, William (Bury) (1834-1903) (stories)

Westcott, Edward Noyes (1846-1898) (stories)
Born in Syracuse, N.Y.

Westenholz, Mary (Bess) (1857-1947) (stories)

Westerby, Robert (James) (1909-1968) (stories)
Born and lived in London; foreign correspondent and screen writer; invited to California to work for Disney in 1961; died in Santa Monica, California.

Westlake, Donald E(dwin Edmund) (1933-2008) (stories)

Westman, Lolita Ann (1906-1965) (stories)

Weston, Garnett (James) (1890-1980) (stories)
Born in Toronto; editor for Vancouver Sun, then to Los Angeles for screen writing for 20 years; then to Vancouver Island in 1942; died in Victoria.

Weston, George (Thomas) (1880-1965) (stories)

Weston, Jessie L(aidlay) (1850-1928) (stories)

Weston, Joanna M. (fl. 2000s-2010s) (stories)

Westrup, William (1881-1943) (stories)
Born in London; went to South Africa by 1900 and became a diamond digger and trader.

Wetherald, Ethelwyn (1857-1940) (stories)

Wetherill, Julie K. [i.e., Julia Kein Wetherill Baker] (1858-1931) (stories)

Wethey, Leila Holt Lomax (1865-1933) (stories)
Born in Stratford, England; married naturalized American Arthur Harvey Wethey in 1905; lived in the U.S. 1908-1914, then in Paris where she died.

Wetjen, Albert Richard (1900-1948) (stories) (assoc.)

Wetmore, Claude H(azeltine) (1862-1944) (stories)

Wexler, Elmer (1918-2007) (art)

Weybright, Victor (1903-1978) (stories)
Author and editor; founder of popular paperback publishing company the New American Library. Born in Keymar, Maryland; died in New York City.

Wharram, James (fl. 1950s-1960s) (stories)
Lived in North Wales, Great Britain.

Wheeler, A(ndrew) C(arpenter) (1835-1903) (stories)
Born in New York City.

Wheeler-Nicholson, [Major] Malcolm (1890-1965) (stories)

Wheelwright, Edith Gray (1868-1949) (stories)
Born in Surrey; died in Weston-super-Mare; writer on popular science.

Wheldon, [Sir] Huw (Pyrs) (1916-1986) (stories)

Whelton, Paul (Francis) (1894-1953) (stories)
Born in Boston; died in Braintree, Massachusetts; veteran newspaper man who was with the Boston Daily Record at the time of his death.

Whipple, Chandler H(enry) (1905-1977) (stories)
Writer and editor. Born in Jackson County, Michigan; lived in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Whipple, Dorothy [née Stirrup] (1893-1966) (stories)

Whipple, Kenneth (Duane) (1894-1974) (stories)
Newspaper editor in New Hampshire.

Whipple, Leon(idas) Rutledge (1882-1964) (stories)
Author and editor. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri; died in New York City.

Whishaw, Fred(erick James) (1854-1934) (stories)
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia; his family came to England when he was a baby; studied at Leamington College and Uppingham; back St. Petersburg 1870-1884; began a career as a musican and became a well-known and successful tenor; was a translator of Dostoevsky’s works from the Russian; then writer of numerous schoolboy stories.

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903) (stories)

Whitaker, H(erman) (1867-1919) (stories)
Born in Huddersfield, England.

White, (George) Ared (1880-1941) (stories)

White, Betty (Marion) (1922- ) (stories)

White, E(lwyn) B(rooks) (1899-1985) (stories)

White, Edward Lucas (1866-1934) (stories)
Born in Bergen, N.J.; educated at Johns Hopkins University; novelist and teacher.

White, Frank Marshall (1861-1919) (stories)
Journalist and writer. Born in Buffalo, New York; died in New York City. Not to be confused with lawyer Frank Marshall White (1858-1927).

White, Fred M(errick) (1859-1935) (stories)

White, Frederick (fl. 1940s) (stories)
Probably not the Boston Curate (1895?-1944).

White, Leslie T(urner) (1903-1967) (stories) (assoc.)

White, Matthew (Jr.) (1857-1940) (stories) (assoc.)

White, Percy (1852-1938) (stories)
Born in London; taught English literature at the Univ. of Cairo; worked for RAF Intelligence in WWI; lived in France. Author and journalist.

White, Samuel Alexander (1885-1956) (stories)
Born in Snelgrove, Ontario, Canada; contributed stories, poems to numerous magazines.

White, Stewart Edward (1873-1946) (stories)

White, T(erence) H(anbury) (1906-1964) (stories)

White, William A(nthony) P(arker) (1911-1968) (stories)
Editor, critic, writer, co-founder of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He was born and died in Oakland, California.

White, William Patterson (1884-1955) (stories)
Western novelist. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota; lived in Tularosa, New Mexico.

Whitehead, Charles (1804-1862) (stories)
Born in London; died in Melbourne; early in career worked as a clerk and wrote poetry; led a notably dissipated life; went to Australia in 1857 to start afresh and died a pauper there.

Whitehead, Henry S(t. Clair) (1882-1932) (stories)
Educated at Columbia and Howard Universities and Berkeley Divinity School; Episcopalean minister, expert on West Indian social customs and life; very popular among the readers of Weird Tales magazine, where his literate tales of creepiness were exceptional. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey; died in Dunedin, Florida.

Whitehead, Jesse O. (fl. 1920s) (stories)
Perhaps from Colorado.

Whitehead, Walter (fl. 1900s-1930s) (art)
Born in Chicago, Illinois; died in Dare, Virginia (?).

Whitehill, (Howard) Joseph (Jr.) (1927-2011) (stories)
Born in Columbus, Ohio and died in Haverford, Pennsylvania; served in U.S. Navy; earned a masters degree at Johns Hopkins Unviersity, followed by doctoral program in criminal justice at Florida State University; accountant, master machinist and electronics designer; became manager of a tool corporation and of Whitehill Oil Corporation.

Whitehouse, Arch [i.e., Arthur George Joseph Whitehouse] (1895-1979) (stories) (assoc.)
Author, journalist, screenwriter, cartoonist. He was in the Royal Flying Corps, No. 22 Squadron, and is credited with destroying 16 enemy aircraft and 6 kite balloons. Born in Northampton, England; came to the United States in 1905; died in Lincoln Park, New Jersey.

Whitelaw, David (1875-1971) (stories)
Born in London. Journalist; editor of The London Magazine and The Premier Magazine. Lived in Brighton.

Whitesides, Kim (fl. 1960s-2010s) (art)

Whitfield, Raoul F(alconia) (1896-1945) (stories)
Writer of crime novels and short stories. Born in New York City.

Whitman, Edmund S(purr) (1900- ) (stories)
Writer and retired executive with the United Fruit Company. Born in Fort Meade, South Dakota; lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Whitman, Stephen French (1880-1948) (stories)
Born in Philadelphia.

Whitney, Adeline Dutton (née Train) (1824-1906) (stories)

Whitney, Helen (Julia) Hay (1875-1944) (stories)

Whitson, Beth Slater (1879-1930) (stories)

Whitson, John H(arvey) (1854-1936) (stories)
Born in Seymour, Indiana; teacher; head of religious education department, Hardin College, Mexico, Missouri.

Whittlesea, Michael (1938- ) (art)

Whymant, Dr. (A.) Neville (J.) (1894-?) (stories)
Writer. Born in Rothwell, Northants, England; lived in Surrey, England.

Wickham, Harvey (1872-1930) (stories)
Novelist and essayist. Born in Middletown, New York; died in Rome, Italy.

Wiese, Kurt (1887-1974) (art)

Wieting, John (fl. 1940s) (stories)
Perhaps a writer about New York for the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Wigfull, W(illiam) Edward (1874-1944) (art)

Wiggam, Lionel (Carleton) (1914-2005) (stories)

Wiggins, D(onegan Reeder) (1888?-1950) (stories)
Probably Donegan Reeder Wiggins (1888?-1950), who served as gun consultant to Adventure. He died in Oregon.

Wiggins, Walt(on Wray) (1924- ) (stories) (art) (assoc.)
Writer and photographer. Born and lives in Roswell, New Mexico.

Wight, Earle C. (1882?-1932) (stories)
Writer; assistant General Freight Agent of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Born in Columbus, Ohio; died in Baltimore, Maryland.

Wightman, M(cQueen) S. (1877-1947) (stories)
Investment counsel, ex-army officer. Born in Charleston, South Carolina; died in New York City.

Wignall, Trevor C(harles) (1881-1958) (stories)

Wilbur, Lawrence N(elson) (1897-1988) (art)

Wilbur, Richard (Purdy) (1921-2017) (stories)

Wilcox, Don [i.e., Cleo Eldon Wilcox] (1905-2000) (stories)

Wilcox, Ella Wheeler (1850-1919) (stories)

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