Sherwood Anderson

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Camden, Ohio, USA
Sherwood Anderson was born on September 13, 1876, into the family of a house-painter in Camden, Ohio. He worked as a newsboy, a house-painter, and a stable groom until he moved to Chicago at the age of 17. There he attended business classes at night, while having a day job as a warehouse laborer. After his military service in Cuba during the Spanish-American war, he returned to Ohio and graduated from Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio. His marriage didn't work, and he moved to Chicago again. Read more...