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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.

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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.)

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