Nebraska Authors

Shirley Ann Sullivan

AKA: Has published as S.A. Sullivan

Born 1927-06-16

Died 2007-11-18
Scottsbluff, NE (USA)

The Oshkosh, Nebraska based author wrote a biography of fascinating Burt County Nebraska artist and local character Miles Maryott. Maryott played professional baseball with a career ending in the early 1900s. He was a gifted taxidermist, artist, marksman, and outdoorsman, and a ferocious drunk. In 1926, he killed Oshkosh marshal George Albee, possibly in self-defense. Sentenced to life in prison in 1927, Maryott continued to paint and either gave away his work or bartered it for prison luxuries. Sullivan has also written Keep the Rhythm and the Bridge Won't Swing (2007) a family history with a Nebraska perspective that surveys events from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Places Lived

Oshkosh, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


True Crime; Garden County, Nebraska--History; Family History; Maryott, Miles--Biography


Keep the Rhythm and the Bridge Won't Swing. 2007.
Miles Maryott: His Life and Times. 1996.

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