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Samuel Walter Foss

  • Birth 19 Jun 1858 Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 24 Feb 1911 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 359

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 359
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Walter Foss (19 Jun 1858–24 Feb 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 359, citing North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .