Businessman, explorer. Born– March 29, 1872 in Avery Island, La. Parents– Edmund and Mary Eliza (Avery) McIlhenny. Education– Wyman’s Institute (Ill.), 1885-1887; Holland School (N.Y.), 1887-1890; Lehigh University, 1890-1892. Married– Mary Matthews on June 9, 1900. Children– Three. Served as president of the McIlhenny Company, Petite Company, Jungle Gardens, Jan Jean Lafitte Company. Joined the Naturalist Peary Relief Expedition, 1893; headed his own Arctic expedition, 1897-1899. Member– National Audubon Society, American Game Protection Society, American Museum of Natural History, American Ornithologists Union, American Society of Mammalogists.
Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2
The Alligator’s Life History. Boston; Christopher Publishing House, 1935.
The Autobiography of an Egret. New York; Hastings House, 1939.
Bird City. Boston; Christopher Publishing House, 1933.
The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Page & Co., 1914.