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Marshall Pinckney Wilder, American entertainer.

Background

Wilder, Marshall Pinckney was born on September 19, 1859 in Geneva, New York, United States. Son of Doctor Louis de Valois and Mary A. (Hoffman) W.

Education

Owing to physical disability education limited to few terms in public schools of New York.

Career

Became a pedlar, later file boy, Bradstreet’s Commercial Agency. Began to entertain at fifty cents per night. Later began to travel.

Went to London, 1883, where appeared before the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). Entertained at London annually, 1883-1899. In vaudeville, since 1899.

Toured the world, 1904-1905. Author: People I’s Smiled With, 1888. The Sunny Side of the Street, 1905.

Smiling Around the World, 1907. Editor: The Ten Books of the Merrymakers, 1908.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: People I’s Smiled With, 1888. The Sunny Side of the Street, 1905. Smiling Around the World, 1907.

      Editor: The Ten Books of the Merrymakers, 1908.

Connections

Married Sophia Cornell Hanks, June 24, 1903 (deceased).

father:
Doctor Louis Wilder

spouse:
Sophia Cornell Hanks