Born in Salem, MA to Nathanial Hathorne and Elizabeth Clark Manning Hathorne. The actions of his great-grandfather haunted him for most of his life. He even changed his name from Hathorne to Hawthorne in efforts to separate himself from his past.
August 1821 - September 7 1825
Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College where the curriculum focused on the classics and religion.
July 9 1842
Married Sophia Peabody
First daughter Una is born.
Salem Custom House
1846 - June 1849
After moving back to Salem, Hawthorne was offered a position as Surveyor of the Port, but eventually lost that job due to a shift in political administrations.
Son Julian is born.
May 1850 - August 1850
Hawthorne moved to Lenox, MA after the death of his mother claiming that he no long had a reason to live in Salem.
August 1850 - March 1853
After meeting Melville, the Hawthorne's lived in Boston and Concord.
Daughter Rose is born.
March 1853 - October 1857
Hawthorne moved to Liverpool, England where he was appointed Consul by President Franklin Pierce.
1857 - 1859
After his appointment as Consul ended Hawthorne and his family moved to France and eventually to Italy where they spent time in Rome and Florence.
1859 - 1860
Moved to England where his work "The Marble Faun" was published.
May 19 1864
He died in his sleep and is buried in Sleepy Hallow Cemetery at what is now known as Author's Ridge.
Born to Warren Wilkins and Eleanor Lothrop Wilkins.
Fell in love with Hanson Tyler, who did not return her feelings
After the death of her sister Anna and her family's ever falling monetary status, the family moved into Hanson Tyler's parent's home with the understanding that her mother would work as a maid and her father would do lawn work.
"The Beggar King"
After the death of her mother, Freeman and her father were forced to leave the Tyler house. She now had to support her and her father which was only made possible the her first paid publishing success with "The Beggar King"
"The Shadow Family"
Won $50 for her first story for adults "The Shadow Family."
January 1 1902
Married Dr. Charles Freeman.
Freeman got a legal separation from Charles.
William Dean Howells Medal
April 23 1926
Freeman won the William Dean Howells Medal for distinction in fiction.