1946 – death of Booth Tarkington, American novelist
. Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons
and Alice Adams
. He is one of only three novelists (the others being William Faulkner and John Updike) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. Tarkington was a close friend of Bonham native Harry Peyton Steger and wrote the eulogy on Steger's gravestone in Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham.