Rebecca Shallitt Turtletaub

Rebecca Shallitt Turtletaub was born in Nome,Alaska,on June 6,1909.She was eduacted at the University of Washington,graduating with a B.A. degree in 1931.She then pursued graduate studies at the University of Minnesota
in 1931-32.Rebecca and David Turtletaub were married on April 21,1933,in Seattle,Washington.Their daughter Ruth was born in Tacoma ,Washington,on March 5,1935.The family moved to New York that year,and then came to Brentwood in 1946.
Rebecca was a social worker for many years,but she retired in 1940 to pursue an interest in writing.She wrote many
successful articles and stories about the life and problems of teenage girls.Her stories were published in magazines all over the world,including Mademoiselle,Woman's Home Companion,Seventeen,McCall's,Chatelaine,Canadian Home Journal,and Charm.Many were also transcribed into Braille for the blind.She also wrote a novel called
"Pioneer Drive".

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