Milestones, Aug. 29, 1949

Died. Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell Marsh, 49, author of the bestselling novel Gone With the Wind; of injuries suffered when she was run down by an automobile; in Atlanta. A onetime reporter for the Atlanta Journal (1922-26), diminutive (4 ft. 11 in.) Margaret Mitchell, bedridden and later on crutches after an accident in 1926, was prompted by husband John Marsh to write a novel instead of straining her eyes reading them. She wrote on & off for nearly ten years, reluctantly surrendered her incomplete manuscript to the Macmillan Co. in 1935. The monumental (1,037 pages) Civil War romance was a spectacular success,...

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