Pattullo, George R. (1879–1967)

Type: Biography

Published: 1976

Updated: May 1, 1995

George R. Pattullo, writer and news correspondent, was born on October 9, 1879, in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, the son of George Robson and Mary (Rounds) Pattullo. He attended Woodstock Collegiate Institute and engaged in newspaper work in Montreal, London, and Boston. In the summer of 1908 he left his job as Sunday editor of the Boston Herald and traveled west with Texas cowboy photographer Erwin E. Smith. For the next several years they rode and worked together through western Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Smith producing photographs and Pattullo writing western stories that appeared in several popular magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post and McClure's.

On November 5, 1913, Pattullo married Lucile Wilson, daughter of an early Dallas business leader, J. B. Wilson. The Pattullos made their home in Dallas for a short time before Pattullo became a special correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. Thereafter he lived mainly in New York and continued writing western fiction. He frequently visited Dallas, where he had extensive business and social interests. He was a member of the Players and Union clubs in New York and of the Old Guard Club of Palm Beach, Florida. Some of his books were The Untamed (1911), A Good Rooster Crows Everywhere (1939), All Our Yesterdays (1948), and Some Men in Their Time (1959). He died in New York City on July 29, 1967, and was buried at Hillcrest Mausoleum, Dallas.

Eldon S. Branda, "Portrait of a Cowboy as a Young Artist," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 71 (July 1967). Dallas Morning News, July 30, 1967. Who's Who in America, Vol. 3.
  • Journalism
  • Writers, Authors, Publications, and Literature
  • Literature
  • Publications, Journals, and Magazines
  • Journals and Publications
  • Dramatists and Novelists
  • Fiction
  • Peoples
  • English
  • Authors and Writers
  • North Texas
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Region
  • Dallas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Pattullo, George R.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 15, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995

This entry belongs to the following Handbook Special Projects: