Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987)

Death: 11th April 1987
Cause of Death: Emphysema and Cancer - lung
Location: Scenic Hills Memorial Park, Ashland, Oregon, United States
Photo taken by: David N. Lotz
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American author whose best known works are God's Little Acre and Tobacco Road
His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in his native South won him critical acclaim, but they also made him controversial among fellow Southerners of the time who felt he was holding the region up to ridicule.