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Will Cuppy
Birth: Aug. 23, 1884
De Kalb County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1949
Greenwich Village
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Author and journalist. Born William Jacob Cuppy in Auburn, Indiana, he was known for his satirical magazine articles and books about nature and historical figures. Among his books are: "How to Be a Hermit" (1929); "How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes" (1931); "How to Become Extinct" (1941); "How to Attract the Wombat" (1949); and "The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody" (1950), the last two appearing posthumously. From 1926 until his death, he wrote a weekly "Mystery and Adventure" book review column for the New York Herald-Tribune, reviewing a career total of more than 4000 titles. He died at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York's Greenwich Village. His cremated remains were returned to Auburn and buried in a wooden urn in the grave next to that of his mother, Frances Stahl Cuppy (1855-1927), in the northeast quarter of Evergreen Cemetery. The grave was unmarked until 1985, when local donors erected a granite headstone with the inscription, "American Humorist."  (bio by: Michael Walter) 
Family links: 
  Thomas Jefferson Cuppy (1844 - 1912)
  Mary Frances Stahl Cuppy (1855 - 1927)
  Anna B. Clark (1883 - 1940)*
  Will Cuppy (1884 - 1949)
  Jack Ralston Cuppy (1887 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
De Kalb County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section D, South Half of Lot 24
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Michael Walter
Record added: Aug 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9267773
Will Cuppy
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- Janis Coleman
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014
Happy Birthday Will
- Concepcion Bouza
 Added: Aug. 23, 2014
for my 3rd cousin 4x removed... now I know where my family got its sense of humor!!!
- rudywoofs
 Added: Mar. 31, 2014
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