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Fred Bodsworth

Fred Bodsworth, Canadian writer, ecologist.

Background

  • Bodsworth, Fred was born on October 11, 1918 in Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada. Son of Arthur John and Viola Bodsworth.

  • Education

    • Student public schools, Port Burwell.

    Career

    • Reporter St. Thomas (Ontario) Times-Journal, 1940-1943. Reporter, editor Toronto (Ontario) Daily Star, 1943-1946. Staff writer, editor Maclean's Magazine, Toronto, 1947-1956.

      Novelist, since 1956. Organizer, leader numerous natural history tours.

    Works

    • The Strange One
    • The reader hangs on breathless on the fate of the barnacle goose, the strange one of Barra, as on the destiny of the two people for whom the great hearted bird symbolizes their fears and their hope.
    • The Strange One
    • The reader hangs on breathless on the fate of the barnacle goose, the strange one of Barra, as on the destiny of the two people for whom the great hearted bird symbolizes their fears and their hope.
    • The Strange One
    • The reader hangs on breathless on the fate of the barnacle goose, the strange one of Barra, as on the destiny of the two people for whom the great hearted bird symbolizes their fears and their hope.
    • The Strange One
    • The reader hangs on breathless on the fate of the barnacle goose, the strange one of Barra, as on the destiny of the two people for whom the great hearted bird symbolizes their fears and their hope.

    Membership

    Board directors Natural Science of Canada, 1980-1988. Honorary board directors Long Point Bird Observatory, since 1970. Chairman board trustees James L. Baillie Memorial Fund for ornithological field research, 1975-1988.

    Member Federation Ontario Naturalists (honorary life, president 1964-1966), International Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Writers Union of Canada Clubs: Ornithological, Field Naturalists (past president), Brodie (Toronto), Writer's Tust of Canada (Lifetime Achiev. award, 2003).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Neville Banner, July 8, 1944. Children: Barbara (Mistress Edward Welch), Nancy (Mistress Richard Hannah), Neville.
    • father: Arthur John
    • mother: Viola Bodsworth
    • spouse: Margaret Neville Banner
    • children: Barbara Bodsworth (Mistress Edward Welch)
    • Nancy Bodsworth (Mistress Richard Hannah)
    • Neville Bodsworth
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    Born October 11, 1918
    Nationality
    • 1940 - 1943
      Reporter St. Thomas (Ontario) Times-Journal
    • 1943 - 1946
      reporter
    • 1947 - 1956
      staff writer
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1956
      novelist