1841–1887

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Born: Ap­ril 29, 1841, Wind­sor, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 27, 1887, Cleve­land, Ohio.

Buried: Oak­wood Ce­me­te­ry, Cuy­a­ho­ga Falls, Ohio.

Biography

Sill was ed­u­cat­ed at Yale Un­i­ver­si­ty (gra­du­at­ed 1861), where he was the class po­et, and mem­ber of the Skull and Bones so­ci­e­ty.

He worked in bu­si­ness for a while in Ca­li­for­nia, then en­tered the Har­vard Div­in­i­ty School in 1867. How­ev­er, he soon left to work at the New York Ev­en­ing Mail.

After teach­ing in Wads­worth and Cuy­a­ho­ga Falls, Ohio (1868–71), he be­came prin­ci­pal of Oak­land High School in Oak­land, Ca­li­for­nia.

Lat­er, he was pro­fess­or of Eng­lish li­ter­a­ture at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ca­li­for­nia (1874–82).

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