William Penn Adair Rogers, better known to posterity as Will, was born on this day, the 4th of November, 1879 at the Dog Iron Ranch in what was called Indian Territory near Oologah, Oklahoma. His father was a rancher and a Cherokee judge, interestingly also a Confederate veteran.
His would be a wildly successful career. His gentle aw shucks style bound up together with an astute read on the human heart won the English speaking world. Even eighty-two years after his death he is still recalled fondly.