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Ernest Miller Hemingway
Birth: Jul. 21, 1899
Oak Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1961
Ketchum
Blaine County
Idaho, USA

Author. He was born at Oak Park, Illinois, grew up in the Chicago suburbs while spending summers at the families water front home on Bear Lake. Ernest Hemingway was one of six children the son of a strict doctor who gave him a passion for fishing and hunting and a music teacher mother who cultivated a cultural knowledge of music and literature. He spoke often of his ideal, happy childhood. After his high school graduation he began his writing career as a reporter followed by a dangerous lifestyle which bordered on the hair raising. At nineteen, he was almost killed by shrapnel while driving an ambulance in Italy. A wild-game safari in Africa saw him surviving two plane crashes in the African jungle and during the Spanish Civil War he joined the Republic forces as an ambulance driver surviving many close calls. His adventurous life provided him with material for many of his novels: "A Farewell to Arms," "Death in the Afternoon," "The Green Hills of Africa" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls," deemed to be his greatest novel. Hemingway is also the author of a remarkable collection of short stories. His book, "The Old Man and the Sea" became a motion picture. The plane crashes, drinking, hard work and play finally took its toll. He settled in Ketchum, Idaho, his favorite hunting area, already suffering from severe depression because of health issues, finances and even the fear of losing his home in Cuba now controlled by the Castro regime. His worries here were groundless, as the Cuban government has preserved everything from his residence and even his fishing boat while constructing a memorial in Cojimar. The Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner followed in his fathers suicide footsteps imitating him by taking his own life after attending a dinner at a Ketchum restaurant at the age of sixty one. His funeral was a scaled down Catholic service because of his many marriages. His body was transported from the funeral home in nearby Hailey to a small waiting group of his immediate family and about fifty invited friends at the Ketchum Cemetery. Father Robert J. Waldmann, the local priest conducted a brief graveside committal service and the prolific writer was interred. His legacy is probably the best perserved of all American authors. His homes in Key West, Florida , Cojimar, Cuba and Ketchum, Idaho have been saved becoming popular tourist destinations. The postal service has honored him with a commemorative stamp while American schools extol his writings making them required reading. In a bit of trivia...Even though Hemingway was an ardent hunter, he had a soft spot for pets of every description. Legions of cats roamed his Villas and always a dog or two were nestled by his feet. A small dog cemetery located at Museo Ernest Hemingway in Cuba is Testament to his caring nature. His former residence in Key West, Florida, also a museum, is constantly overrun with cats that are direct descendants from his original pets and are always available for adoption. (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) 
 
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 Parents:
  Clarence Edmonds Hemingway (1871 - 1928)
  Grace Hall Hemingway (1872 - 1951)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Welsh Hemingway (1908 - 1986)*
  Martha Gellhorn (1908 - 1998)*
  Hadley Richardson Hemingway Mowrer (1891 - 1979)*
  Pauline Pfeiffer Hemingway (1895 - 1951)*
 
 Children:
  John Hadley Nicanor Hemingway (1923 - 2000)*
  Gregory Hancock Hemingway (1931 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marcelline Hemingway Sanford (1898 - 1963)*
  Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899 - 1961)
  Leicester Clarence Hemingway (1915 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Suicide by gunshot
 
Burial:
Ketchum Cemetery
Ketchum
Blaine County
Idaho, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- elaine bailey
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014
Dear Papa Hemingway, Thank you for the beautiful novels you wrote, expecially Moveable Feast, which helped to pique my interest in Paris and French culture so many years ago. May you rest in peace and realize how important your writing and life was to oth...(Read more)
- Milka
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014

- Kat
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014
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