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O. Henry

O. HenryAKA William Sidney Porter

Born: 11-Sep-1862
Birthplace: Greensboro, NC
Died: 5-Jun-1910
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, NC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Gift of the Magi

American short story author.

Father: Algernon Sidney Porter
Mother: Mary Jane Virginia Swaim
Wife: Athol Estes (m. 5-Jul-1887, d. 25-Jul-1897, two children)
Son: (b. 1888, premature, lived several hours)
Daughter: Margaret Worth Porter (b. 30-Sep-1889)
Wife: Sara Lindsey Coleman (m. 27-Nov-1907, separated 1908)

    Embezzlement Indicted 1896, convicted 1898, served 3 years
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Author of books:
Cabbages and Kings (1904)
The Four Million (1906, short stories)
The Trimmed Lamp (1907)
Heart of the West (1907, short stories)
The Voice of the City (1908)
The Gentle Grafter (1908)
Roads of Destiny (1909)
Options (1909)
Strictly Business (1910)
Whirligigs (1910, short stories)
Let Me Feel Your Pulse (1910)
Sixes and Sevens (1911, short stories)
Rolling Stones (1912, short stories)
Waifs and Strays (1917, short stories)
O Henryana (1920, short stories)
Postscripts (1923)
O Henry Encore (1939)
The Complete Works of O. Henry (1912, anthology, 14 vols.)

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