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Born in Newark, Ohio, USA
Died in Monterey, California, USA
Birth NameMargaret Applegate Buell

Trivia (1)

Her book "Since You Went Away" was based on her newspaper column "Letters to a Soldier from His Wife" for the Dayton (OH) Journal Herald. Like the heroine of "Since You Went Away", Wilder was raising two teenage daughters and taking in boarders to make ends meet while her husband, Donald, was serving in Europe during World War II.

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