Born: January 9, 1857, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 28, 1929, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Buried: Oak Woods Cemetery, 1035 E 67th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Henry Blake Fuller was an American novelist and short story writer, born in Chicago, Illinois. The controversial Bertram Cope's Year (1919) is a subtle novel about homosexuals. Fuller self-published the novel in Chicago after unsuccessfully making the rounds of several New York publishing houses. Fuller never married. His journals from his teenage days make it clear he was in love with some dormitory roommates at Allison Classical Academy. At the age of nineteen, he wrote in an imaginary personal advertisement: "I would pass by twenty beautiful women to look upon a handsome man". In 1924 Fuller embarked upon the last of his many European tours with William Emery Shepherd, a 24-year-old college student. Their letters do not indicate their relationship was anything but a friendship. Fuller died in Chicago on July 28, 1929, "at the home of Wakeman T. Ryan, with whom he had lived for the last three years." His death was ascribed to "heart disease, aggravated by the heat." In 2000, Fuller was posthumously inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame for his contributions to gay literature.
Together from 1926 to 1929: 3 years.
Henry Blake Fuller (January 9, 1857 – July 28, 1929)
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At Oak Woods Cemetery (1035 E 67th St, Chicago, IL 60637) is buried Henry Blake Fuller (1857-1929), American novelist and short story writer. His finest achievement is the controversial “Bertram Cope's Year” (1919), a subtle novel about homosexuals.
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