Stephen Morehouse Avery

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Webster Groves, Missouri, USA
Stephen Morehouse Avery was born in Webster Grove, Missouri, the middle of three sons born to Charles M. and Jessie Avery. Both his parents were native Missourians and had married in 1890. Stephen's father supported his family working as a cashier at a local office of a life insurance company.

Avery attended the University of Missouri and later worked for the Hyatt Roller Bearing Company in Detroit before embarking on his writing career. In time Avery became a prolific contributor of short stories to a number of popular magazines and newspapers of that time. Read more...