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Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859-1927), an English humourist, was born in Walsall, Straffordshire on May 2, 1859.

Jerome was the fourth child of his parents, Jerome Clapp and Marguerite Jones. He had two sisters, Paulina and Blandina, and a brother Milton. The family was under a financial ruin due to ill investments in local mining industry. He had to quit his studies and take up a job at the London and North Western Railway.

In 1888, he married Geogiana Elizabeth Henriatta Stanley Marris. They went for the honeymoon o…

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