Location: Round Hill Cemetery, Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, United States
Cause of death: Peritonitis
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American novelist and short story writer. Born in Ohio, he had a poor education as he started working at an early age to support his family. After serving in the Army during the Spanish-American war he moved to Chicago, where he started working in advertising. He published his first novel, Windy Mcpherson's Son, in 1916 and in 1919 his best known work, Winesburg, Ohio, was published. Anderson died of peritonitis which was caused as a result of swallowing a toothpick.