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Edith Sansom McCall, American Writer. Certified elementary educator, Illinois. Recipient Maritime Journalism award Inland Waterways Library., St. Louis, 1992, Honor Book award Children's Reading Round Table, Chicago, 1989;named Distinguished Alumnus University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, 1988; named to Missouri Writers' Hall of Fame, Springfield, 1996.

Background

McCall, Edith Sansom was born on September 5, 1911 in Charles City, Iowa, United States. Daughter of William John and Mary Catherine (May) Sansom.

Education

Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1949.

Career

Teacher, Elmhurst (Illinois) Public Schools, 1930-1935;teacher, Western Springs (Illinois) Public Schools, 1943-1948;reading consultant, LaGrange (Illinois) Public Schools, 1949-1955;writer, since 1953.

Achievements

  • Certified elementary educator, Illinois.

Membership

Member Missouri Writers Guild (honorary, life, president 1970, 2000, Best Book award 4 times 1960-1989), Western Writers American (finalist non-fiction award 1985), Ozark Writers League (vice president), Authors Guild, Inc.

Connections

Married Merle Rederick McCall, June 7, 1935 (divorced January 1963). Children: Constance Anita, Mary Edith, Edith (deceased 2006).

father:
William John Sansom

mother:
Mary Catherine (May) Sansom

spouse:
Merle Rederick McCall

children:
Constance Anita McCall

Mary Edith McCall

Edith McCall (deceased 2006)