Asked by: Bubakary Diaz Pintado
asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd February, 2020

Why did O'Henry change his name to O Henry?

He began writing his by-now famous short stories in prison in order to help support his daughter, Margaret. He was released after three years and soon after changed his pen name to O. Porter is said to have derived the pen-name O. Henry from the name of a girlfriend's cat.

Click to see full answer.


In this manner, what is O Henry's real name?

William Sydney Porter

Also, how did O'Henry die? Diabetes

Similarly, it is asked, what does the O in O'Henry stand for?

According to another explanation, the "O" stands for "Olivier," the French version of "Oliver" (though why he chose "Olivier" he doesn't say). ( Source) O. Henry was a convicted criminal and a one-time fugitive.

Who was O Henry's second wife?

On June 5, 1910, at the age of 47, O. Henry died from cirrhosis of the liver and other health complications. (Many years later, his second wife from a short marriage, Sarah Lindsey Coleman, would emphatically proclaim he died from diabetes, not the bottle.)

27 Related Question Answers Found

Why were O Henry's stories popular?

What was O Henry's style?

When did O Henry's stories become popular?


What does the text conclude regarding O Henry?

What influenced O'Henry to write?

When did O'Henry die?


What jobs did O'Henry have after leaving school?

How has Della saved money for Jim's gift?

Where is O'Henry from?


Did O'Henry have children?

Where is O'Henry buried?

How long is the Gift of the Magi?


Who wrote the story the last leaf?

How many collections and short stories did O'Henry published?