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James Whitcomb Riley

James Whitcomb RileyBorn: 7-Oct-1849
Birthplace: Greenfield, IN
Died: 22-Jul-1916
Location of death: Indianapolis, IN
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Hoosier Poet

Father: Reuben Alexander Riley (b. 1819, d. 1893)
Mother: Elizabeth Marine (b. 1823, d. 1870)
Brother: John Andrew
Sister: Martha Celestia (d. childhood)
Sister: Elva May
Brother: Humboldt Alexander ("Hum", "Alex", or "Alec")
Sister: Mary ("Lizzy")

    Stroke 1911
    Risk Factors: Bell's Palsy

Author of books:
The Old Swimmin'-Hole and 'Leven More Poems (1883, poetry)
Character Sketches, The Boss Girl, A Christmas Story, and Other Sketches (1886, sketches)
Afterwhiles (1888)
Nye and Riley's Railway Guide (1888, with Edgar W. Nye)
Old-Fashioned Roses (1888, poetry)
Pipes o' Pan at Zekesbury (1888, poetry)
Rhymes of Childhood (1891, poetry)
Neighborly Poems (1891, poetry)
The Flying Islands of the Night (1891, poetry)
Poems Here at Home (1893, poetry)
Green Fields and Running Brooks (1893)
Armazindy (1894)
The Days Gone By and Other Poems (1894, poetry)
A Tinkle of Bells and Other Poems (1895, poetry)
A Child-World (1896, poetry)
Rubaiyat of Doc Sifers (1897)
Riley Love-Lyrics (1899, poetry)
Home Folks (1900, poetry)
The Book of Joyous Children (1902)
His Pa's Romance (1903)
A Defective Santa Claus (1904)
Riley Songs o' Cheer (1905, poetry)
While the Heart Beats Young (1906)
Morning (1907)
The Boys of the Old Glee Club (1907)
Old School Day Romances (1909)
A Hoosier Romance, 1868. (1910)
Knee Deep in June (1912, poetry)
Complete Works (1913, anthology)
Fugitive Pieces (1914)
Early Poems (1914, poetry)



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