NAME: Zane Grey
BORN: January 31, 1872
born...Zanesville, Ohio (Muskingum County)
DIED: October 23, 1939
Grey was a descendant of the Zane family that founded the city of Zanesville, Ohio.
He was a noted author of westerns but also wrote on other subjects, including fishing, baseball, and his family's history.
His first novel, Betty Zane (1903), was a story based on one of his ancestors.
His breakthrough novel was Heritage of the Desert (1910). In all, he published nearly ninety books.