James Stephens was born on February 2, 1882 in Dublin, Ireland, and died December 26, 1950, in London, England.
At the age of two James' father passed away leaving his mother to fend for herself in the Dublin slums. His mother remarried or took up with another man when James was about six years of age. She abandoned her young son and he was forced to go to the Meath Protestant Industrial School for Boys. Even though his life experience at the Meath School was cruel and harsh he seem to not h..