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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
• Margaret Worth Porter
Sara Lindsay Coleman
Worked on a ranch
Founded the Rolling stone
Reporter and columnist at the Houston
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
Orson Scott Card
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.