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Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose BierceAKA Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

Born: 24-Jun-1842
Birthplace: Horse Cave Creek, OH
Died: c. 1914
Location of death: Mexico
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Missing

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Journalist, Lexicographer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Devil's Dictionary

Military service: Union Army (Civil War, head injury)

Father: Marcus Aurelius Bierce (b. Aug-1799, d. 13-Feb-1876)
Mother: Laura Sherwood (b. 1803, d. 1878)
Sister: Abigail Bell Bierce Chappell (b. 1823, d. 1913)
Sister: Amelia Josephine Bierce Guthrie (b. 1824, d. 1897)
Sister: Ann Maria Bierce Good (b. 1826, d. 1905)
Brother: Addison Byron Bierce
Brother: Aurelius Bierce (b. 1830, d. 1862)
Brother: Augustus F. Bierce (b. 1832, d. 1912)
Sister: Almeda Sophia Bierce Pittenger (b. 1835, d. 1920)
Brother: Andrew J. Bierce ("Dime", b. 1837, d. 1923)
Brother: Albert Sherwood Bierce (b. 1840, d. 1914)
Brother: Arthur Bierce (d. 1846)
Sister: Adelia Bierce
Sister: Aurelia Bierce
Wife: Mary Ellen Day ("Mollie", m. 25-Dec-1871, sep. 1888, d. 27-Apr-1905)
Son: Day (b. 18-Dec-1872, d. 16-Jul-1889, suicide)
Son: Leigh (b. 29-Apr-1874, d. 31-Mar-1901, pneumonia)
Daughter: Helen (b. 30-Oct-1875)

    High School: Kentucky Military Institute (1859-60)

    Cosmopolitan 1905-08
    The San Francisco Examiner Columnist (1887-97)
    The Wasp Columnist (1881-86)
    San Francisco News Letter and California Advertiser Columnist (1868-72)
    Bohemian Grove Secretary (1876-77)
    Shot: Battle head wound, Kennesaw Mountain, GA (23-Jun-1864)
    Brain Injury
    Declared Legally Dead
    Famous Missing Persons
    Risk Factors: Asthma

Author of books:
The Fiend's Delight (1873, collection)
Nuggets and Dust Panned Out in California (1873, short stories)
Cobwebs from an Empty Skull (1874, collection)
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (1891, short stories)
Can Such Things Be? (1893, short stories)
The Devil's Dictionary (1906, humor)


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