Zane Grey

NAME: Zane Grey

BORN: January 31, 1872

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Zanesville, Ohio (Muskingum County)

OCCUPATION: writer

DIED: October 23, 1939

FAST FACTS:

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.