Esther Forbes


Born
in Westborough, Massachusetts , The United States
June 28, 1891

Died
August 12, 1967

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Esther Forbes was born in Westboro, Massachusetts in 1891, as the youngest of five children. Her family roots can be traced back to 1600s America; one of her great-uncles was the great historical figure and leader of the Sons of Liberty, Sam Adams. Her father was a probate judge in Worcester and her mother, a writer of New England reference books. Both her parents were historical enthusiasts.

Even as a little child, Forbes displayed an affinity for writing. Her academic work, however, was not spectacular, except for a few writing classes. After finishing high school, she took classes at the Worcester Art Museum and Boston University, and later, Bradford Academy, a junior college. She then followed her sister to the University of Wisconsin wh
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“We give all we have, lives, property, safety, skill...we fight, we die, for a simple thing. Only that a man can stand up.”
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“How old are you Johnny" she asked.
Sixteen."
And what's that-a boy or a man?"
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