Timeline of Eleanor Cameron's Life

1912

  Eleanor Frances Butler born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Henry and Florence (nee Vaughan) Butler

1915 

  Family moves to South Charleston, Ohio

1918

  Family moves to Berkeley, California

1922

  Florence and Henry Butler divorce

1923

  Eleanor begins having work published in the children's page of the Berkeley Daily Gazette

1924

  Florence marries William Earle Warren, her co-worker at White Music Company

1928
 
Family loses house in Berkeley; moves to Los Angeles
1929

  Begins working as a clerk at the Los Angeles Public Library

  Meets Ian Stuart Cameron, a Scottish immigrant

1931

  Enrolls at the University of California - Los Angeles

1933

  Enrolls at the Art Center School

1934

  Marries Ian

1936
 
Begins working for the Los Angeles Board of Education Library (aka City Schools Library)

1938

  Henry Butler dies in Seaside, California
1942

  Ian enlists in Army

  Eleanor quits her job to write full time for 8 months

1943

  Begins working at Foote, Cone & Belding (advertising) as a research librarian
1944

  David Gordon Cameron born
1950

  William Earle Warren dies

1956

 Begins working for Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn (advertising) as a research librarian

1958

‚Äč  Begins working for Dan B. Miner Company (advertising) as a research librarian

1962

  Delivers her first major lecture ("The Unforgettable Glimpse") at "Excellence in Children's Books" seminars sponsored by UCLA

1968

  Moves from Los Angeles to Pebble Beach, California

1971

  Florence Warren dies

1972

  A Room Made of Windows wins the Boston Globe Horn Book Award

  "McLuhan, Youth, and Literature, Part I" published in The Horn Book Magazine
1973

  Begins serving on the inaugural editorial board of Cricket Magazine

1974

  The Court of the Stone Children wins the National Book Award
1976 

  To the Green Mountains is a finalist for the National Book Award

1977

  Delivers Gertrude Clarke Whithall Lecture ("Into Something Rich and Strange") for the Library of Congress

1985

  Wins Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota

  Ian Cameron dies at age 79 due to complications from surgery

1990

  A Room Made of Windows wins FOCAL Award from Los Angeles Public Library

1991

  A three-talk session is devoted to her work at the Modern Language Association convention in San Francisco, California

1996

  Dies of cancer at age 84