Frederick Niven

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Frederick Niven

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Frederick Niven was born in Valparaiso, Chile, in 1878 but left for Scotland at the age of five. After studying painting, ill-health forced him to move in his late-teens to the drier climate of the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia to live with missionary friends of his mother. He worked at Hastings Saw Mill in 1900 before returning to Scotland, where he began to write. Returning to western Canada in 1911 after marrying Mary Pauline Thorne-Quelch, he wrote freelance and continued novel-writing until his death in 1944.


Born Valparaiso, Chile, 1878. Lived in Glasgow, Scotland, 1883-1899. Lived in Okanagan Valley, Canada, 1899-1900. Lived in Glasgow, Scotland, 1900-1912. Lived in Nelson, Canada 1919-1944.

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