By the year of his birth (1899), Hemingway was almost the same age as his fellow writers William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Dos Passos.
Ernest Hemingway, an American writer and Nobel Prize winner for literature, was born on July 21, 1899. He was born in the Oak Park neighborhood near Chicago. This resort is about 14 miles west of downtown Chicago, and is particularly interesting for the large number of celebrities who were born or resided in it. In addition to Ernest Hemingway, Richard Bach (author of Jonathan Livingston’s Seagull) and Ray Kroc (creator of the McDonalds franchise) were born in Oak Park, and Frank Lloyd Wright (famous architect), Richard Warren Sears (co-founder of Sears, Roebuck) lived there. & Company) and Edgar Rice Burroughs (author of Tarzan and many other works of fiction). Architect Frank Lloyd Wright built his home and work studio in Oak Park.
Ernest Hemingway’s father was a physician and his mother was a musician. Interestingly, Ernest got his personal name from his grandfather (mother’s father) named Ernest Hall. In Oak Park, young Hemingway attended Oak Park and River Forest High School.