Hannah Webster Foster’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

September 10, 1758

Death Date

Apr 17, 1840

Age of Death

81 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Place of Death

Montreal, Canada

Profession

Novelist

The novelist Hannah Webster Foster died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American author of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, she is most remembered for her first novel, The Coquette; or, The History of Eliza Wharton, which she published anonymously. In her second work, The Boarding School; or, Lessons of a Preceptress to Her Pupils, she expressed her support for women’s education.

She was born into an affluent Massachusetts family and was educated at an all-girls academy.

She was one of the first women in America to assert herself as a feminist.

She married Rev. John Foster in 1785. Her daughters, Harriet Vaughan Cheney and Eliza Lanesford Cushing, both became writers.

Her husband was a graduate of Dartmouth College; football player Ed Healy also attended the Ivy League school.