o. henry is also known by the name William Sydney porter .
he was born on 11th September 1862 in north Carolina
his father Algernon Sydney porter was a physician .his mother died when he was 3.
he was a good and constant reader but he dropped out of school at the age of 15 and started to work in a drug store
in 1894 , he started "THE ROLLING STONE " a humorous magazine
when it failed he joined as a reporter and columnist
while in prison he wrote short stories to support his daughter
in 1907 henry married sara Lindsay coleman.it was not a happy life . they separated after a year
he died of cirrhosis of liver on june 5 1910 in new york
in 1918, o. henry awards were declared to give for the best magazine
some of his famous stories are:
* the rolling stones
*sixes and sevens
*waifs and strays
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