William Jacob Cuppy

William Jacob Cuppy (HM2L52)

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N 41° 21.892', W 85° 3.431'

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Humorist, author, and critic Will Cuppy
was born here. He graduated from the
University of Chicago, where he
published his first book in 1910. He
moved to New York City ca. 1914 and
become a book reviewer at the New York
Herald Tribune
. He lived in isolation on
Jones' Island for eight years before
gaining recognition with the publication
of How to Be a Hermit in 1929.

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Cuppy satirized human fallibility
through nature and history works, such
as How to Become Extinct (1941) and The
Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody

(1950). He wrote eight books, close to
4,000 book reviews, and scientific
articles infused with his unique dark
humor for national publications like the
Saturday Evening Post. He is buried in
nearby Evergreen Cemetery.
HM NumberHM2L52
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Year Placed2019
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 662493 N 4581083
Decimal Degrees41.36486667, -85.05718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 21.892', W 85° 3.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 21' 53.52" N, 85° 3' 25.86" W
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