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RILLA OF THE LIGHTHOUSE

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RILLA OF THE LIGHTHOUSE
Grace May North (Monfort) (February 1, 1876 – July 23, 1960) was a newspaper journalist and author of novels for children and adolescents, stories which featured both girl and boy protagonists. She wrote primarily under her birth/'maiden' name Grace May North although some of her later novels were also republished under the pen-name Carol Norton.She was born Grace May North in Utica, New York on February 1, 1876. During her career she is known to have worked as a newspaper journalist. She resided in New York City until about 1910, when she moved west to Nevada, residing in Carson City. Subsequently she moved to Santa Barbara, California, where she eventually (1921) married widower William Nelson Monfort.[1]

Her step-son, Donald Monfort, was killed in World War II. Her husband died in 1957. She died July 23, 1960 at the age of 84 and was buried in San Luis Obispo, California USA. [2]

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