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William Sydney Porter 1862 - 1910. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina Dropped out of school by age of 15 Became an apprentice to a pharmacist.

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1 William Sydney Porter

2 Born in Greensboro, North Carolina Dropped out of school by age of 15 Became an apprentice to a pharmacist

3 Moved to Texas Married Athol Estes Roach Worked as a bank teller Accused of embezzlement Fled to Honduras

4 His wife became seriously ill and he returned to Texas Was found guilty of embezzlement Served time in a prison in Columbus, OH

5 Moved to New York in 1902 Died of cirrhosis of the liver (alcoholism) in 1910 Wrote over 300 short stories Characters and stories reflect his experiences and the colorful people he met from various places Is known for his use of irony and surprise twists


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