His father, Algernon Sidney Porter, was a physician. Algernon Sidney Porter (Mary Virginia Swaim), died from consumption when O. The cause of his death is listed as cirrhosis of the liver. Henry attended the the private elementary school of his aunt, Evelina Porter ("Miss Lina"), starting in 1867. He resigned from his job in 1894 after he was accused of embezzling funds.
Henry was born William Sydney Porter on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Alcoholism and ill health are believed to have been factors in his death. Henry's education, he was an avid reader, and he was educated in the school of life, writing many of his stories after spending time in prison. Of course, his most notorious occupation was as a bank clerk for the First National Bank of Austin.
Henry was three, and he was raised by his paternal grandmother and his aunt. Funeral services were held at a church in New York City, and he was buried in Ashville, North Carolina. When he was on the run in Honduras, from the charges of embezzlement, he returned to Texas, and surrendered himself, when he learned that his wife was dying. He then Linsey Street High School, located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Henry left school at the age of 15 (in 1879), and went to work as a bookkeeper in his Uncle Clark's store, W. In 1896, he was arrested on charges of embezzlement.
Henry Lines from "Blind Man's Holiday":"Man is too thoroughly an egoist not to be also an egotist; if he love, the object shall know it.
During a lifetime he may conceal it through stress of expediency and honour, but it shall bubble from his dying lips, though it disrupt a neighbourhood.
It is known, however, that most men do not wait so long to disclose their passion.
In the case of Lorison, his particular ethics positively forbade him to declare his sentiments, but he must needs dally with the subject..."O.
Henry Marriage: In 1887, he married Athol Estes, stepdaughter of Mr. And the next day would be Christmas.""There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl. Which instigates the moral reflection that life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.""The magi, as you know, were wise men —wonderfully wise men —who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger.
Henry occupied himself with a number of different jobs, including work in a drug store, as a ranch hand in Texas, as a licensed pharmacist, as a draftsman, as a bank clerk, and as a columnist.
They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.
Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones."O.
Henry Other Quotes:"He wrote love stories, a thing I have always kept free from, holding the belief that the well-known and popular sentiment is not properly matter for publication, but something to be privately handled by the alienist and the florist."- "The Plutonian Fire""It was beautiful and simple as all truly great swindles are."- "The Octupus Marooned"More Info.