Nebraska Authors

Mary Katherine (Finigan) Maule

AKA: Mrs. John P.

Look up as Mary Katherine Maule or Mary K. Maule

Born 1864 Pekin, IL (USA)

Wife of Fillmore County Attorney and later Lincoln City Attorney and judge John Penrose Maule. Because of her health issues (unspecified) she left Nebraska in 1890 to work for the Colorado Times in Denver. Mother of journalist and suffragette Francis Maule and Western Americana editor Harry E. Maule. After leaving Nebraska, the family appears to have moved around together, following careers in journalism, publishing, and other media. Except for a daughter, Florence, all appear to have ended up in New York state.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Denver, CO
New York State

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism


Frontier Life; Prairies; Women




Mother of journalist and suffragette Francis Maule and Western Americana editor Harry E. Maule


For Mamsie's Sake, a Story of a Boy's Ambition. 1893.
The Little Knight of the X Bar B. 1910.
Prairie Schooner Princess. 1920.
God's Annointed. 1921.
The Byrne Girls, How They Worked and Won. 1921.

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