Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton was an author (1857-1948) Against the wishes of her husband and his family, she completed a novel; The Randolphs of the Redwoods. Her other works include: The Doomswoman (1892), The Splendid Idle Forties (1902). The Conqueror (1902), Rezanov (1906) Perch of the Devil (1914), California: An Intimate History (1936). Mrs. Balfame (1916t Black Oxen (1923). and The Immortal Marriage (1927).