Baylor, Byrd

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Baylor, Byrd Gender: F
Katheryn Elizabeth Baylor
born on 28 March 1924 at 14:50 (= 2:50 PM )
Place San Antonio, Texas, 29n25, 98w30
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°54' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°58 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 16°44'


American novelist, essayist, and author of picture books for children. Four of her books have achieved Caldecott Honor status.

Baylor's work presents images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the Native American people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.

Baylor latterly lived in Arivaca, Arizona, in an adobe house that did not have electricity. She worked with three manual typewriters. She died on 16 June 2021 at the age of 97.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 97)
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award