Nebraska Authors

O. E. Wynn

AKA: Orley Enfield Wynn

Born 1895-04-05 Clarinda, IA (USA)

Died 1952-10-21
Gooding, ID (USA)

Gooding, ID (USA)
Elmwood Cemetery

Orley Enfield Wynn was imprisoned in the Nebraska State Penitentiary at the time he wrote this book describing his experiences in various prisons and jails. In his own words, "intoxicating liquor was the ruination of me and my aspirations, and I add that at least 90 percent of all crime may be traced to the same source -- intoxicating liquor."

Places Lived

Clarinda, IA
Valley, KS
Topeka, KS
Gaylord, KS
Fairbury, NE
Lincoln, NE
Denver, CO
Gooding, ID
Lincoln, ID

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Nebraska Prisons--History; Memoirs; Prisons


Strickler's Business College, Topeka, KS



Places Worked

C.W. Swingle Hide and Fur Company, Lincoln, NE
Silver State Fur Company, Denver, CO


Three Big Towns, vol.2. 1940.

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