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Samuel Walter Foss
Birth: Jun. 19, 1858
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1911
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Poet, journalist, humorist. Born into a rural New Hampshire farm family, he was graduated from Portsmouth, New Hampshire High School, and earned a bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1882. He became owner and editor of the Lynn, Massachusetts Saturday Union newspaper. Foss also contributed a humor column to the paper once a week. His popular homespun verse and his poetry were soon being published nation wide. In 1891 he moved to Boston where he wrote for Yankee Blade, The Boston Globe, and The Christian Science Monitor until his death in 1911. Probably best known for his inspirational poem, The House By the Side of the Road. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Carrie M. Conant Foss (1854 - 1936)*
  Saxton Conant Foss (1888 - 1918)*
  Mary Lillian Foss (1893 - ____)*
  Ray Vaughin Brown (1921 - 1922)*
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North Burial Ground
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
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- Janis•E
 Added: Feb. 24, 2017

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 19, 2016
THE HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD bySamuel Walter FlossI have a copy of the poem if anyone would like it. It was published in the Oxford Review Times back in the 1920's.
- NYGraveFinders
 Added: Nov. 4, 2013
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