Nebraska Authors

Lilian Linder Fitzpatrick

Born 1902-02-02 East Lucas, IA (USA)

Daughter of Thomas J. Fitzpatrick and Mary Linder Fitzpatrick

Died 1935-12-19
Iowa City, IA (USA)

Lilian was working on her Ph.D. in English at Cornell University when she developed tuberculosis. She died at home in Iowa City, IA.

Iowa City, IA (USA)
St. Joseph Cemetery

The daugher of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick, the author's book, Nebraska Place Names, was written as her Master's Thesis at the University of Nebraska under the supervision of Professor Louise Pound.

Places Lived

East Lucas, IA
Fayette, IA
Iowa City, IA
Lincoln, NE
Queens, NY
Ithaca, NY

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Nebraska History; Place Names -- Nebraska


Master of Arts, 1923, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Graduate Studies at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY




Nebraska 150 Books honor for Nebraska Place-Names, 2017


Nebraska Place Names. 1925.
Nebraska Place Names. 1960. ( including selections from The Origin of the Place-Names of Nebraska by J.T. Link, edited with an introduction by G. Thomas Fairclough)

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