Jun. 28, 1891 Westborough Worcester County Massachusetts, USA
Aug. 12, 1967 Worcester Worcester County Massachusetts, USA
Author. Best known as a writer of Colonial America including biographies. Altogether she wrote 11 books on the subject. Her books include "Paul Revere And The World He Lived In" (1942) and "Johnny Tremain" (1943). In 1942 Forbes won the Pulitzer History Prize for Revere, at the ceremony Forbes took the podium and said a few lines from the book: "While waiting to start his famous ride, he realized that he'd forgotten his spurs, sent his dog home with a note asking that they be brought to him." Forbes was given a standing ovation.