Gilkes, Lillian Barnard, (1903-1977), was a nationally recognized scholar, author and critic whose notoriety here was chiefly civic and political. She wrote Cora Crane: A Biography of Mrs. Stephen Crane, as well as short stories and book reviews. Lived at 93 Olmstead Lane with stepsister, Louise Davidson, and was active in the community, including Democratic party. Moved to Tryon, N.C., 1962.
Louise “Lulu” Davidson, (1887-1976), an artist and writer, lived at 93 Olmstead Lane with her stepsister, Lillian Gilkes. After spending the 1930s writing and painting in Paris, she operated a book shop here during World War II and then an antiques shop.
Jack Sanders, Who Was Who in Ridgefield.