Obituaries - NY - 1920 - Frank Pixley

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Obituaries - NY - 1920 - Frank Pixley

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Frank Pixley Dead

Author of "Prince of Pilsen" and "The Burgomaster" Was 52.

Special to the New York Times

LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 31. -- Frank Pixley, dramatist, died today in a hospital at San Diego as the result of a complication of diseases which developed following a fall he suffered on a steamship two weeks ago.

Mr. Pixley was born at Richfield, Ohio, Nov. 21, 1867, and received the Ph. B. degree at the Ohio State University in 1886 and the degree of Litt. D. at Buchtel College, Akron, Ohio, in 1909. He was Professor of History and English at Buchtel College from 1887 to 1890. In 1892 he became managing editor of The Chicago Ma?l, continuing in this position until 1899, when he was made editor in chief of the Chicago Times-Herald. This position he held until 1902.

He was the author of the plays, "The Carpetbagger," "Thoughts and Things," "The Return of Eve," "Taming a Tartar," "Doctor Doolittle," "A Social Call," "Apollo," and his musical comedies included "The Prince of Pilsen," "King Dodo," "The Burgomaster," "The Enchanted Isle," "Woodland," "The Grand Mogul," "Marcelle," and "The Gypsy."

Mr. Pixley was an extensive traveler and had been around the world Three times. He was decorated with the order of Christ, in Portugal, and was a member of the Royal Geographical Society, London,ed "The Prince of Pilsen," "King Dodo," "The Burgomaster," "The Enchanted Isle," "Woodland," "The Grand Mogul," "Marcelle," and "The Gypsy."

Mr. Pixley was an extensive traveler and had been around the world Three times. He was decorated with the order of Christ, in Portugal, and was a member of the Royal Geographical Society, London, Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the Bohemian Club in San Francisco, Gamut Club in Los Angeles, Lambs, Players, and American Dramatists clubs in New York.

Source: New York Times, Thursday, January 1, 1920

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