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Foss, Sam Walter

Born: 1858 AD
Died: 1911 AD, at 52 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Poets, Writers


1858 - Born on June 19th into a rural New England farm family. A poet, journalist, and humorist, Sam Walter Foss is best known for his inspirational poem, The House By the Side of the Road.

1882 - He graduated from Portsmouth (New Hampshire) High School, and obtained a bachelor's degree from Brown University.

1891 - Moved to Boston where he wrote first for the Yankee Blade and later the Boston Globe.

1898 - He was the librarian of the Somerville Public Library in Massachusetts.

1899 - One of Foss’s books was entitled Songs of war and Peace was published.

1907 - Published his book Songs of the Average Man.

1911 - Died on February 26th at the age of 52.


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