Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940
- Existence: 1852-04-23 - 1940-03-07
Edward Markham, American poet. Markham was born in Oregon City, Oregon, in 1852. He worked as a school teacher and administrator until he moved to Staten Island, New York with his wife Anna Catherine and son Virgil. Markham's poetry often dealt with social and industrial problems, in line with social reform movements of his time. He wrote and lectured, at both literary and labor movement events, until his death in 1940 in New York City.
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