TIMELINE

A Mississippi Writer Timeline

A Compendium of Births, Deaths, Publications, Awards, and Other Events in Mississippi’s Literary History

Note: In most cases, timeline entries are added as articles on individual authors are added to this web site. The hyperlinks listed below connect to biographical and critical articles about that author. Articles on individual writers will continue to be added in the coming months. If an author’s name does not appear on this timeline or if it appears but is not a hyperlink, the article for that author has not yet been added to the database. Please try again later.

1890

[Birth] September 27: Cid Ricketts Sumner born Bertha Ricketts in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

[Death] October 14: Physician, lawyer, and historian Reuben Davis died of apoplexy in Huntsville, Alabama, while traveling to promote his book Recollections of Mississippi and Mississippians.


1891



1892

[Books] Publications:

1893

[Books] Publications:

  • The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World's Columbian Exposition, by Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

[Death] January 23: L.Q.C. Lamar dies in Georgia. He is buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford.


1894



1895

[Books] Publications:

[Birth] January 29: Muna Lee born in Raymond, Mississippi.



1896

[Death] February 15: Pearl Rivers dies in an influenza epidemic in New Orleans.


1897

[Birth] September 25: William Faulkner born in New Albany, Mississippi.


1898



1899

[Birth] September 25: Murry C. Falkner born in Ripley, Mississippi.

 

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