1886 – Margaret Ayer Barnes was born 8th of April in Chicago, Illinois.
1907 – She was educated at Bryn Mawr College and earned an A.B. degree.
1910 – Margaret Ayer Barnes married Cecil Barnes.
1926 – Barnes broke her back in a traffic accident.
1926-1930 – she wrote several short stories and three plays, including an adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel The Age of Innocence.
1931 – Margaret Ayer Barnes won the Pulitzer Prize for her first novel, Years of Grace. Her older sister, Janet Ayer Fairbank, was also a notable writer.
1967 – Margaret Ayer Barnes died October 25, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.