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Will Cuppy

  • Birth 23 Aug 1884 Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 19 Sep 1949 Greenwich Village, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Section D, South Half of Lot 24
  • Memorial ID 9267773

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."

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  • Originally Created by: Michael Walter
  • Added: 4 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9267773
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Will Cuppy (23 Aug 1884–19 Sep 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9267773, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .