J. M. Barrie (Sir James Matthew Barrie) (1860-1937)

Death: 19th June 1937
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Location: Kirriemuir Cemetery, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland
Photo taken by: Barrie Caveman
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Scottish novelist and dramatist. Best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. He studied at Edinburgh University and after completing his education he became a journalist and moved to London. He married the actress Mary Ansell, but it was an unhappy marriage and ended in divorce. 
Barrie became friends with the Llewelyn-Davies family after meeting them whilst walking his dog in Kensington Gardens. Barrie became the guardian of the five Llewelyn-Davis boys after they were orphaned. Their mother, Sylvia, was the daughter of the author George du Maurier. Barrie entertained the boys with stories which led to the creation of Peter Pan; the copyright of which Barrie gave to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.