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O. Henry

Ancestry of
O. Henry

Short Story Writer


    William Sydney Porter

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    • 1st Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 11 Sep 1862 
    • Birth Location:
    • Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina 
    • Christening Date:
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    • Christening Location:
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    • Death Date:
    • 5 Jun 1910 
    • Death Location:
    • New York, New York 
    • Burial Date:
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    • Burial Location:
    • Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina 
    • Notes: 
    • aka O. Henry

      Short Story Writer

      William Sydney Porter's middle name is also seen as Sidney.

  • Marriages for William Sydney Porter


    • Spouse:
    • Athol Estes
    • Marriage Date:
    • 1 Jul 1887

    • Spouse:
    • Sara Coleman

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  • Sources for William Sydney Porter

    • 2 Family Tree for Family of Sidney Porter and Ruth Coffin Worth, (original in the possession of Kathy Russell-Regan, descendant of Sidney's brother Romanta, O CT 2021).
    • 3 Federal Census, NC, Guilford County, 1880, Greensboro, E.D. 127, p. 38, Image 37 of 42.
    • 4 Federal Census, NC, Guilford County, 1870, Morehead, p. 5, Image 29 of 48.
    • 7 Homans, James E., The Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 8, New York: The Press Association Compilers, Inc. (1918), 371-374.
    • 8 Page, Arthur W., ed., The World's Work, Volume 33, Nov., 1916 to April, 1917: A History of Our Time, Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Company (1916-1917), 54-64.
    • 10 Roberts, Gary Boyd and William Addams Reitwiesner, American Ancestors and Cousins of The Princess of Wales, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (1984), 52.
    • 11 Smith, C. Alphonso, O. Henry Biography, Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Company (1916).