Is Usher-88 of the "house of Usher"?

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Or just someone with the same name?
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in The Tree House by Lorraine Lee G2G1 (1.7k points)
Lori,

What do you mean by "house of Usher"?

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If you mean the short story by  Edgar Allen Poe, then I think it is just someone with the same name.
by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (373k points)
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See Wikipedia's article, "The Fall of the House of Usher-Short Story by Edgar Allan Poe". First published in 1830, this "masterpiece of Gothic literature" was probably inspired by many different sources, and one of them may very likely be the House of Hezekiah Usher Jr in Boston.Built in 1684, it was the site of much tragedy to this prominent family. When the House was torn down in 1830, two bodies were found embraced in a cavity in the cellar. Read more about this and Hezekiah Usher Sr.and Jr. at Wikipedia.
by S. Pound G2G Crew (360 points)
edited by S. Pound

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