1.  O. Henry was born on September 11,1862 in
Greensboro, North Carolina.
 His birth name was William Sydney Porter
 O. Henry was from a middle class family, he
was the middle child of three sons.
 O. Henry was 3 years old when his mother
and brother passed away from tuberculosis.
 His father was a medical doctor but he
cared more about drinking than his
2.  Athol Estes
• Margaret Worth Porter
 Sara Lindsay Coleman
3.  Worked on a ranch
 Bank teller
 Founded the Rolling stone
 Reporter and columnist at the Houston
4.  First National Bank
 In 1896 Indicted for embezzling funds
 Sentenced 5 years but served only 3
years for good behavior
 Changed his name to O. Henry
6.  Lilian Jackson
 Orson Scott Card
 Helen Eustis
7.  Passed away June 5,1910
 Cirrhosis of the liver
 His last words were “Turn up the lights- I
don’t want to go home in the dark.”
 Funeral services were held in a church in
New York City but was buried in
Ashville, North Carolina.