Death of Nathaniel Hawthorne
American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, while on a trip with former president Franklin Pierce to the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts. In 1816, Hawthorne’s family moved to Maine. He greatly enjoyed his time there, saying they were “delightful days, for that part of the country was wild then, with only scattered clearings.”