Known as Will Cuppy. Noted humorist. Author, "Maroon Tales" (1910), "How to be a Hermit" (1929), "How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes" (1931),"How to Become Extinct" (1941), "The Great Bustard and Other People" (1941), "How to Attract the Wombat" (1949), "The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody" (1950) and "How to get From January to December" (1951). Editor, "World's Great Detective Stories" (1943), "World's Great Mystery Stories" (1943), and "Murder Without Tears" (1946). Died in St. Vincent's Hospital, Greenwich Village, NYC, Sept. 19, 1949. Cremated. Ashes returned for burial on grave adjacent to his mother's in NE Quarter of Evergreen Cemetery, Auburn, IN. Grave unmarked until 1985. Boyhood home at 407 S. Jackson St. in Auburn still stands. In Sept. 2003 an asteroid, (15017) Cuppy, was named in his honor by the International Astronomical Union. Compiler is not related to Will Cuppy, but is a local person interested in preserving historical and biographical information about him.
Father: Thomas Jefferson CUPPY b: Aug. 3, 1844 in Cleveland Twp., Whitley Co., IN
Mother: Mary Frances STAHL b: June 12, 1855 in Bluffton, Wells County, IN
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