Cortland Fitzsimmons

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mystery writer and screenwriter Cortland Fitzsimmons was born on 19 June, 1893 in Richmond Hills, a middle class Long Island neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Queens. He was the only child of Mattie Greensword Fitzsimmons. Of his father little is known, at least by this writer. By 1910 his mother was a widow and the two were living in Brooklyn with a boarder named Charles Williams. Interestingly, Williams was a book seller, the same profession Cortland would follow after college. Cortland received his higher education at New York University and City College. Read more...