Nebraska Authors

Frank H. Spearman

Born 1859-09-06 Buffalo, NY (USA)

Died 1937-12-29
Hollywood, CA (USA)

Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Calvary Cemetery

Bank President Frank Hamilton Spearman wrote many novels with a railroad theme, though he never actually worked for a railroad in his life. Many of his novels were turned into major motion picture films, but he is best remembered for his novel Whispering Smith, a 1906 best seller, which was filmed at least four times.

Places Lived

Buffalo, NY
McCook, NE
Omaha, NE
Hollywood, CA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Railroad Fiction


Bank President

Places Worked

Hollywood, CA


Tom White


The Nerve of Foley. 1900.
Held for Orders. 1901.
Doctor Bryson. 1902.
Daughter of a Magnate. 1903.
The Close of the Day. 1904.
The Strategy of Great Railroads. 1904.
Whispering Smith. 1906.
Robert Kimberley. 1911.
The Mountain Divide. 1912.
Merrillie Dawes. 1913.
Nan of Music Mountain. 1916.
Laramie Holds the Range. 1921.
The Marriage Verdict. 1924.
Selwood of Sleepy Cat. 1924.
Your Son's Education. 1925.
Flambeau Jim. 1927.
Spanish Lover. 1930.
Hell's Desert. 1932.
Gunlock Ranch. 1935.

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