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William sydney porter

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William Sydney Porter …

William Sydney Porter
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  • 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 practice.
  • 2.  Athol Estes • Son • Margaret Worth Porter  Sara Lindsay Coleman
  • 3.  Worked on a ranch  Bank teller  Founded the Rolling stone  Reporter and columnist at the Houston Post  Pharmacist
  • 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
  • 5.  Coincidences  Surprise endings  Twists  Dry humourous
  • 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.
  • 8.  www.Classiclit.about.com/cs/chronolog y/a/aa.ohenry.htm  www.uhcp.edu/home/canada/work/all am/18661913/lit/porter.htm  www.users.aber.ac.uk/jpm/ellsa- ohenrybio.html  www.tshaonline/handbook/online/fpo20 0  Google images

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