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Harold Tucker Webster

  • Birth 21 Sep 1885 Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 22 Sep 1952 Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 16480059

Cartoonist. He drew various newspaper comics for 50 years, including "How to Torture Your Wife," "Life's Darkest Moment," and "Poker Portraits." His most famous and lasting character, 'Caspar Milquetoast', appeared in a comic called "The Timid Soul," and entered the English language as a slang term for meekness. He described 'Caspar' as "the man who speaks softly and gets hit with a big stick." Considered to have a knack of portraying everyday middle-class life with insight and humor, millions of newspaper readers enjoyed his work at it;s zenith. Webster's picture appeared on the cover of Time magazine on November 26, 1945, and his works have been reprinted as "The Very Best of H.T. Webster."

Bio by: Jan Franco


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 5 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16480059
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Tucker Webster (21 Sep 1885–22 Sep 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16480059, citing Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .