He was named "Lyman" after his father's brother but always disliked this name and preferred to go by his middle name "Frank". Rose Lawn was located in Mattydale New York. He continued to take roles in plays performing under the stage names of Louis F.
Lyman Frank Baum (May 15 1856 – May 6 1919) was an American author of children's books best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels nine other fantasy novels and a host of other works (55 novels in total plus four "lost" novels 83 short stories over 200 poems an unknown number of scripts and many miscellaneous writings) and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.