w.w. Jacobs was born a English writer more than an American writer. His whole name is William Wymark Jacobs was born in wapping, London ,England on September 8 1836 and he lived until 1943. He is the oldest son of William Gage Jacobs, and his first wife Sophia Wymark. She dies when Jacobs was very young.
William James was born on January 11, 1842 in New York City. His father, Henry James Sr. was a Swednborgian theologian, and one of his brothers was the great novelist Henry James. Throughout his youth, William attended private schools in the United States and Europe. He later attended the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard University and then Harvard Medical School,
John Wilkinson, born in Norfolk, Virginia on November 6, 1821 was only 16 years old when he joined the navy. He was a naval cadet in the US Navy. Wilkinson was not entirely close with his father, Jesse Wilkinson. In fact, he actually grew up without him. He was not very talented when it came to his studies. This is because this was before the Naval Academy was created.
In the early 20th century, In their early careers a group of men with the exception of two, had a job w/ the Grip Engraving Co. as commercial artists, earning about $2.50 a week, discovered that they shared a common artistic interest. Together, these men would retire on weekend sketching trips and/or socialize at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto.
Private James Jefferies was a member of The Royal Canada Army Service Corps and his service number was K/92907. He was born on the 11th of February, 1889 to George and Sarah Jefferies of Bristol, England and was the beloved husband of Mabel Jefferies, a Vancouverite. He died on the 13th of July, 1945 at the age of 56 due to injuries from enemy action. He is one of the 1,006 members of the RCASC that died during World War II.
He was born on October 30, 1935. He was born in Braintree, that is now Quincy, Massachusetts. At age 16 John had received a scholarship to the school where he got his education called, Harvard University. This is where he received his undergraduate degree and his masters. At age 20, John studied law in the office of John Putnam’s, a prominent lawyer. Despite of his father’s wish for John to enter into the ministry.
On July 21, 1933 John Gardner was born in Batavia, New York. He was the son of a preacher and diary, and his mother taught English. They were very fond of Shakespeare and loved to recite literature. Gardner spent his early days attending school, playing French horn, and working on his dads farms. In April 1945, Gardner's brother was killed in an accident with a cultipacker on their family farm. Gardner was driving the
Reverend William Thompson was born at Winwich, Lancashire, and preached there before coming to New England. Like many other immigrants of this time period, William Thompson fled England in the seeking religious freedom. He first settled at York, Maine, and was a minister there between 1637 and 1639. He was ordained as minister of the First Congregational Church at Braintree, Massachusetts (now Quincy), 19 November 1639. He normally wrote his name Tompson, but few scholars have continued to refer to him in that
James was born on March 16, 1751, in Port Conway, Virginia to James Sr. and Nelly Madison. In his family, he was the oldest of twelve children. However, five of his siblings died as infants or in childhood.
John Hardin Field was born on December 7, 1918. Benton City, Missouri was his birthplace. As was customary in those days, Roy Robert and Addie Estes Field named him after his grandfather, John Hardin Field. School for him consisted of a one-room school where he attended until the eighth grade. Having grown up as the second child in a family of eight
Sir John Monash was born on the 27th of June 1865 in West Melbourne. He died on the 8th of October 1931, aged 66. Several generations of John's paternal ancestors used to live in Krotoschin (Krotoszyn), Posen province (Poznan, Poland), Prussia. John's grandfather Baer-Loebel Monasch was a learned publisher and printer. John Monash grew up bilingually. He spoke English and German.