Who was O. Henry?

By : Brandon Espinoza & Rodni Walker

About Him

William Sydney Porter also known as O. Henry was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on September 11, 1862. At the age of 20 ( 1822 ) , he moved to La Salle County, Texas. He then moved to Austin in 1844 then to Houston in 1895. In 1902, he moved to New York.

What Did he do?

He wrote short stories. Here is a link of the short stories he wrote. Why did he begin writing though? He went to jail and by the time he got out he had vowed to be a new and improved man. From then, on he devoted himself to his craft: writing. By 1910 he had created 200 short stories!