Cid Ricketts Sumner’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

September 27, 1890

Death Date

October 15, 1970

Age of Death

80 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States



The novelist Cid Ricketts Sumner died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American novelist and teacher, she is best known for Quality, as well as Tammy Out of Time. Both novels were made into films.

She graduated from Millsaps College and Columbia University and subsequently attended one year of medical school at Cornell University.

She was murdered by her grandson when she was eighty years old.

She married James B. Sumner, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist, in 1915.

Quality, one of Sumner’s most famous novels, was adapted into a film directed by Elia Kazan.