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OAKES, BERNARD FRANCIS: 1898-

Bernard Francis Oakes was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Sept. 15, 1898, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Helen Hart Oakes. He received the B.Sc. degree from the University of Illinois. In 1929 he married Florence Wittwer. Oakes taught physical education and held football coaching positions at the universities of Montana, Nebraska, and Tennessee .

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OAKES, MANSUR BRADFORD: 1873-1946.

Mansur Bradford Oakes was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Feb. 17, 1873. He was engaged in the banking business in Phoenix, Ariz., for two years and in 1909 was associated with the Rough Notes Company. He page: [459][View Page [459]] married Georgia Galvin in 1910 and they had one daughter. Oakes founded the Insurance Research and Review Service in 1914 through which he became nationally known. He was a consultant to the National Association of Life Underwriters. In 1936 he founded the Taylor Publishing Company in association with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell C. Taylor, and served as director of accident and health insurance publications. He taught insurance courses at Purdue University and died on March 22, 1946.

Information from Indiana State Library.

  • How to Use the Master Card System, Written from a Questionnaire to Owners of the Master Card System. Indianapolis, 1935.Search "How to Use the Master Card System, Written from a Questionnaire
                                        to Owners of the Master Card System" by OAKES, MANSUR BRADFORD: 1873-1946. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Mental Attitude for Underwriting Success. Indianapolis, 1935.Search "Mental Attitude for Underwriting Success" by OAKES, MANSUR BRADFORD: 1873-1946. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Short Course in Accident and Health Insurance for Brokers and Multiple Line Agents …. Indianapolis, 1940.Search "Short Course in Accident and Health Insurance for Brokers and
                                        Multiple Line Agents …" by OAKES, MANSUR BRADFORD: 1873-1946. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Bedside Money. Indianapolis, 1942.Search "Bedside Money" by OAKES, MANSUR BRADFORD: 1873-1946. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

OBERHOLTZER, EDISON ELLSWORTH: 1880-

Edison Ellsworth Oberholtzer was born in Patricksburg, Ind., on May 6, 1880, the son of Augustus and Mary Anne Collins Oberholtzer. He received the degrees of Ph.B. in 1910 and A.M. in 1915 from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 1934. He was awarded an honorary LL.D. degree by the University of Houston. He married Myrtle May Barr on March 26, 1899, and they had three children: Kenneth Edison, Esther Myrtle, and Edison Ellsworth, Jr.

Oberholtzer taught in Indiana rural schools, 1898-1901, and was superintendent of schools in Clinton, Ind., in 1911. He held similar positions in Tulsa, Okla., during 1913-23 and Houston, Texas, from 1924 to 1945. He became president of the University of Houston in 1945 and was appointed president emeritus in 1950. He continued to work as a school planning and administration consultant. Oberholtzer was president of the Horace Mann League, 1933, and edited yearbook publications for several professional organizations. He died in Houston, Texas, on June 18, 1954.

Information from Who's Who in America and NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1954.

OBERREICH, ROBERT L.: 1910-

The son of Louie Herman and Helen Hunt Oberreich, Robert L. Oberreich was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Dec. 7, 1910. He graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. A stage director and actor as well as author of books for children, he founded the Madison Square Children's Theatre. Oberreich was executive director of the American Repertory Theatre, 1947-65. During World War II he served with the Eighty-Second Airborne Division, U.S. Air Force. He was stage manager for Irving Berlin's all-soldier show, "This Is the Army." He was an executive member of the American Camping Association; judge for Variety Club's Encore Awards; and recreation director for camps during summer sessions. Oberreich became recreation director of the Bashor Methodist Home for Youth in Goshen, Ind.

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O'BRIEN, CECIL STARLING: 1889-

Cecil Starling O'Brien was born in Manhattan, Ind., on Sept. 27, 1889, the son of William M. and Clara Stella Carver O'Brien. He received a B.S. degree from Central Normal College in 1907 and an M.D. degree from Indiana University in 1913. He married Mary V. Gray on June 29, 1923, and they had one daughter, Mary Patricia. He married his second wife in 1939. O'Brien first practiced medicine as a member of the armed forces and was an ophthalmologist in Toledo, Ohio, after World War I. He became professor and head of the department of ophthalmology at the State University of Iowa in 1925 and held that position until his retirement in 1950. He was a member of the editorial board of the QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY.

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O'BRIEN, MORROUGH PARKER: 1902-

Morrough Parker O'Brien was born in Hammond, Ind., on Sept. 21, 1902, the son of Morrough and Lula Parker O'Brien. He received the B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1925, D.Sc. degree from Northwestern University in 1959, and D.Eng. degree from Purdue University in 1961. On May 16, 1931, he married Roberts Libbey and they had two children, Sheila and Morrough. He married his second wife, Mary Wallner Kremers, on March 22, 1963. O'Brien was a research assistant at Purdue University, 1925-27. He joined the faculty of the University of California in 1928 and served successively as chairman of the department of mechanical engineering, chairman of the department of engineering, and dean of the college of engineering. He has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation and several companies and has written technical bulletins.

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O'CONNOR, RICHARD: 1915-

Richard O'Connor was born in La Porte, Ind., on March 10, 1915, the son of Richard Edward and Hilda Waldschmeidt O'Connor. He married Olga Derby on Dec. 28, 1939. From 1936 to 1957 he worked on newspapers in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington ( D.C. ). O'Connor became a free-lance writer in 1957 and uses the pseudonyms Frank Archer and Patrick Wayland.

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ODLE, DONALD JAMES: 1920-

Donald James Odle was born in Muncie, Ind., in 1920. In 1947 he became basketball coach at Taylor University. In response to a call from the Orient in 1952, he originated the Venture for Victory project and was named "Young Man of the Year" in Indiana in 1954 for that effort. He has received a medal from the Freedom Foundation of America and recognition from LOOK. He was coach of the Chinese Nationalist basketball team in the 1960 Olympics in Rome .

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O'DONNELL, HAROLD L.: 1897-

Harold L. O'Donnell was born in Fountain County, Ind., in 1897. He attended night school at Lewis Institute in Chicago . O'Donnell worked as a sales engineer for an electrical manufacturer and retired in 1940. He later resided in Cayuga, Ind., and in 1957 helped organize the Vermillion County Historical Society, serving as its first vice president.

Information from Harold L. O'Donnell.

  • Eugene Township, Vermillion County, Indiana; the First Hundred Years, 1824-1924. Danville, Ill., 1963.Search "Eugene Township, Vermillion County, Indiana; the First Hundred
                                        Years, 1824-1924" by O'DONNELL, HAROLD L.: 1897- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Newport and Vermillion Township, Vermillion County, Indiana; the First Hundred Years, 1824-1924. Danville, Ill, 1969.Search "Newport and Vermillion Township, Vermillion County, Indiana; the
                                        First Hundred Years, 1824-1924" by O'DONNELL, HAROLD L.: 1897- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

O'FLYNN, ANNA C.: ca. 1855-1938.

Born in Canada about 1855, Anna C. O'Flynn was a longtime resident of Vincennes, Ind. She celebrated her fiftieth anniversary as a schoolteacher in Vincennes and vicinity in 1923. She was an authority on the early history of the Old Northwest, particularly Vincennes . She assisted Ida Tarbell in preparing a book on Abraham Lincoln, providing an account of Lincoln's life in Indiana . Miss O'Flynn was interested in the preservation of folklore, legends, and accounts of the early French inhabitants in the area and kept the words of French songs which were set to music and published. She died in Vim cennes on Aug. 31, 1938.

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OGDEN, JAMES MATLOCK: 1870-

James Matlock Ogden was born in Danville, Ind., on April 5, 1870. He was the son of Jesse Switzer and Mary Ann Carter Ogden. He received a Ph.B. degree from DePauw University in 1894 and an LL.B. degree from Harvard University in 1899. He married Bess Alice Dean on Nov. 11, 1903, and they had three children: Elizabeth, Mary Ann, and James.

Ogden was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1899 and subsequently practiced law in Indianapolis . At the Indiana Law School he was a lecturer, 1900-36, and president, 1936-44. He later served as professor of law and remained in that position when the school became the Indianapolis division of Indiana University School of Law. He was city attorney for Indianapolis , 1922-24, and state attorney general, 1929-33. Ogden has been a member of various study commissions and was a trustee of DePauw University. He was president of the Indiana Bar Association, 1929-30, and the Indianapolis Bar Association, 1926, and contributed to legal encyclopedias.

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OGLESBEE, ROLLO B.: 1859-1908.

Rollo B. Oglesbee was born in Plymouth, Ind., in 1859 and was the son of Jesse and Margaret Drummond Oglesbee. He graduated from the University of Michigan where he studied law and literature. He was married and was the father of five children. Oglesbee's career involved a variety of occupations that included secretary of the Indiana senate, 1895; manager of the PLYMOUTH REPUBLICAN; and managing editor of the MUNCIE NEWS. He was a parole agent for the Indiana State Prison and served in the Spanish-American War. page: [462][View Page [462]] At the time of his death on Aug. 17, 1908, he was head of the banking department of the state auditor's office.

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O'HAIR, IVA N. SMITH (MRS. FRED L.): ?-

Iva N. Smith was born in Indiana , the daughter of George M. Smith. She attended DePauw University, Chicago Musical College, and the David Mannes School of Music ( New York City ). She married Fred Lockridge O'Hair in 1913. Mrs. O'Hair contributed poetry to magazines, newspapers, and anthologies and wrote under the name of Nolanne O'Hair.

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O'HERN, EDNA M.: 1919-

Edna M. O'Hern was born in Hammond, Ind., on Aug. 31, 1919. She earned the A.B. degree in 1941 from Saint Xavier College and the degrees of A.M. in 1949 and Ph.D. in 1956 from Catholic University of America. Miss O'Hern taught sociology at Saint John Fisher College, 1954-62; Saint John's University ( N. Y. ), 1962-64; and the University of Windsor ( Canada ), 1964-67. She joined the faculty of Saint Francis College ( N. Y. ) in 1968 and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1943-46.

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  • The Status Significance of an Isolated Urban Dialect (withGeorge N. Putnam). Washington, D.C., 1955.Search "The Status Significance of an Isolated Urban Dialect" by O'HERN, EDNA M.: 1919- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

O'KEEFE, ESTHER KATHLEEN: 1882-

Esther Kathleen O'Keefe was born in Plymouth, Ind., in 1882. She attended Plymouth schools and graduated from Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Ind. No other information was found.

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OLDHAM, PAULINE. BROWN (MRS. W. DALE): 1905-

Pauline Brown was born in Huntington, Ind., on April 26, 1905. She is the daughter of Arthur L. and Jessie Sehrage Brown. She attended Anderson College. She married W. Dale Oldham on Aug. 26, 1924, and they had one son, Douglas Reed. Mrs. Oldham has been active in civic and church affairs throughout her life.

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OLDROYD, IDA SHEPARD (MRS. TOM S.): 1857-

Ida Shepard was born in Goshen, Ind., on Nov. 25, 1857, the daughter of William Henry and Delia Mary Gillett Shepard. Her girlhood was spent in Saline, Mich. She received a special certificate in science from the University of Michigan in 1886. In 1888 she began working with the newly organized Long Beach Conchological Society ( Calif. ). She served as that organization's first president and specialized in marine shells. On Sept. 6, 1895, she married Tom Shaw Oldroyd.

With her husband Mrs. Oldroyd was appointed joint curator of geology of the museum at Stanford University in 1916. She became curator after his death in 1932. She worked for the University of Washington Friday Harbor Marine Station, 1916-20, and the American Museum of Natural History two months of each year from 1920 to 1927. She aided the University of California in classifying shell collections at intervals during 1916-18.

Information from The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.

  • The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America. Stanford. Calif., 1924-27. 2 vols. in 4.Search "The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America" by OLDROYD, IDA SHEPARD (MRS. TOM S.): 1857- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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OLIPHANT, HERMAN: 1884-1939.

A native of Forest, Ind., Herman Oliphant was born on Aug. 31, 1884, the son of Albert G. and Martha Jane Richardson Oliphant. He received A.B. degrees from Marion College ( Ind. ) in 1907 and Indiana University in 1909 and the J.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1914. On Sept. 10, 1905, he married Julia Sims and they had three children: Thalia Levon, Charles Albert, and Malcolm William. Oliphant was an English instructor at Marion College during 1907-11. He taught law at the University of Chicago, 1914-21; Columbia University, 1921-29; and the Institute of Law, Johns Hopkins University, 1929-33. He worked for the U.S. Farm Credit Administration for a few months and became general counsel to the U.S. Treasury Department in 1934. He was assistant director of war trade intelligence, 1917-18, and died on Jan. 11, 1939.

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OLIPHANT, JAMES H.: 1846-1926.

James H. Oliphant was born in southern Indiana on March 10, 1846, the son of Thomas Oliphant. His mother's maiden name was Carmichael. On Sept. 4, 1864, he married Catherine Tague and they had six children. He taught school in 1863 but became interested in religion in 1868 and joined the Primitive Baptist church in 1869. Oliphant was ordained a minister in 1872 and served four churches in Indiana from 1870 to 1914. He also held pastorates in Crawfordsville, Vincennes, and other Indiana cities. He died in 1926.

Information from The Autobiography of Elder J. H. Oliphant of Crawfordsville, Ind., and W. O. Sinnet.

  • The Doctrine of the Final Perseverance of the Saints. Indianapolis, 1878.Search "The Doctrine of the Final Perseverance of the Saints" by OLIPHANT, JAMES H.: 1846-1926. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Regeneration; or, The Doctrine of the Quickening of Sinners Dead in Sins by the Holy Spirit. Greenfield, Ind., 1888.Search "Regeneration; or, The Doctrine of the Quickening of Sinners Dead
                                        in Sins by the Holy Spirit" by OLIPHANT, JAMES H.: 1846-1926. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Practical Suggestions for "the Common People." Greenfield, Ind., 1904.Search "Practical Suggestions for "the Common
                                        People."" by OLIPHANT, JAMES H.: 1846-1926. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Autobiography of Elder J. H. Oliphant of Crawfordsville, Ind. Saint Joseph, Mo., 1923.Search "The Autobiography of Elder J. H. Oliphant of Crawfordsville,
                                        Ind" by OLIPHANT, JAMES H.: 1846-1926. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

OLIVER, ELSIE PEARL: 1886-1969.

Born in LeRoy, Ill., on April 13, 1886, Elsie Pearl Oliver was the daughter of Leroy Porter and Ellen Fry Oliver. She moved to Pittsboro, Ind., about 1910 and taught elementary school in that town and in Greenwood. She contributed poetry to magazines and Indianapolis newspapers. Miss Oliver died in Martinsville, Ind., on Dec. 23, 1969.

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OLSEN, JOHN EDWARD: 1925-

John Edward Olsen , who writes under the names of Jack Olsen and Jonathan Rhoades, was born on June 7, 1925, in Indianapolis, Ind. He is the son of Rudolph O. and Florence Drecksage Olsen. He was a student at the University of Pennsylvania, 1945-46. Olsen was a reporter for the SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE and SAN DIEGO JOURNAL, 1947-50; WASHINGTON DAILY NEWS, 1950-51; NEW ORLEANS ITEM, 1952-53; and CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 1954-55. He worked as a television news editor and broadcaster, 1950-51, and was a correspondent for TIME, 1956-58, and chief of TIME'S Midwest bureau in 1959. In 1960 Olsen became senior editor for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. He served in the U.S. Army, 1943-44, and contributes to anthologies.

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OLT, GEORGE RUSSELL: 1895-1958.

George Russell Olt was born on Nov. 19, 1895, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of George Michael and Cora Miller Olt. He married Mary Adeline Droscha in 1917 and they had one daughter, Miriam. He received the following degrees: Ph.B. in 1916 and A.B. in 1917 from Lebanon University; A.B. in 1918 from Wilmington College; A.M. in 1920 from the University of Cincinnati; and LL.D. in 1933 from Anderson College. Olt was an instructor at Lebanon University during 1917-18. He held the following positions at Wilmington College: professor, 1918-25; dean and director of the extension division, 1919-25; and principal, Queen City College of Pharmacy, 1919-25. From 1925 to 1957 he was dean and professor of philosophy at Anderson College. He died in Anderson on June 28, 1958.

Information from Anderson College Library.

O'NEILL, ARTHUR BARRY: 1858-1925.

Arthur Barry O'Neill was born in Saint George, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1858. He attended the University of Notre Dame and in 1882 was ordained a Catholic priest. He taught at the University of Notre Dame from 1882 to 1920 and contributed essays and poems to periodicals. O'Neill died in 1925.

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ORLOW, DAMON LINCOLN: 1886-1959.

A native of Russia , Damon Lincoln Orlow was born on Nov. 17, 1886, the son of Lucian and Julia Orlow. When he was seventeen he left home to become a railroad telegrapher and volunteered in that capacity in the Russo-Japanese War. Having taken part in an abortive revolution, he fled from Russia and began a Russian language revolutionary publication in Nagasaki Germany . He was ordered to leave that country and at the age of twenty-five entered the United States illegally.

Orlow married Lucyna Wagner and they had four sons: John, Richard, Lewis, and Randall. He became a U.S. citizen about 1931. He attended the Detroit College of Law and the University of Chicago Law School, receiving the Bachelor of Laws and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees. He was a practicing attorney in Indiana from 1920 until his death in Gary on Nov. 1, 1959. He also wrote songs and was a candidate for the U.S. Congress in 1950. Another book, White Wedding, is attributed to him but was not verified.

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ORTMEYER, ARTHUR H.: 1885-1943.

Arthur H. Ortmeyer was born in Evansville, Ind., in 1885. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and afterward worked in the insurance business in Evansville . He later moved to Indianapolis where he was associated with the National Life Insurance Company. He was married and was the father of one son. Ortmeyer wrote light and humorous verse which he often translated into Braille. He died on May 27, 1943.

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OSBORN, LOUISE BROWN: ?-1972.

A native of Rockport, Ind., Louise Brown Osborn was the daughter of an attorney. The family moved to Evansville where she graduated from Central High page: [465][View Page [465]] School in 1915. She earned the A.B. and A.M. degrees from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree from Yale University. Miss Osborn taught at Yale University, Indiana University, and Miami University. She began teaching English at Central High School in 1925, became head of the English department in 1935, and retired in 1962. She was named to Central High School's hall of fame for distinguished graduates and from 1958 to 1961 served as a language arts consultant to the Evansville-Vanderburgh County School Corporation. Miss Osborn was a member of the board of trustees of the Newburgh Public Library for several years. While at Yale University she edited and wrote the introduction for Three Farces by David Garrick. She died in Indianapolis on Jan. 1, 1972.

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OSBORN, PAUL: 1901-

Paul Osborn was born in Evansville, Ind., on Sept. 4, 1901. His parents were Edwin Fazon and Bertha Judson Osborn. He earned the A.B. degree from the University of Michigan in 1924 and the A.M. degree from the school of drama, Yale University, in 1927. He married Florence Lauchbeim on March 30, 1928.

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OSBORN, RICHARD KENT: 1919-

A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Richard Kent Osborn was born on March 12, 1919. He was married in 1945 and is the father of four children. He obtained the degrees of B.S. in 1948 and i.S. in 1949 from Michigan State College and the Ph.D. degree in 1952 from Case Institute of Technology. Osborn worked as a physicist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1952 to 1957. He subsequently began teaching nuclear engineering at the University of Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army, 1942-46, and has been a consultant to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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OSBORNE, JAMES INSLEY: 1887-1952.

James Insley Osborne was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Feb. 25, 1887. He was the son of James Harvey and Grace Insley Osborne. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1906 and A.M. in 1907 from Wabash College, an A.B. degree from Oxford University in 1913, and a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 1919. He married Elsie Alan Walkup on April 21, 1921, and they had one son, James Insley, Jr. He married his second wife, Frances Doane, on July 6, 1927, and they had one daughter, Deborah. Osborne taught at Columbia University during 1914-17. He joined the English faculty of Wabash College in 1919 where he remained until his death on Jan. 27, 1952. He received the Matthew Arnold Prize from Oxford University in 1914 and served as a first lieutenant in the Military Intelligence Division during World War I.

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  • Arthur Hugh Clough. London, 1920.Search "Arthur Hugh Clough" by OSBORNE, JAMES INSLEY: 1887-1952. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Wabash College; the First Hundred Years, 1832-1932, Being the Story of Its Founding in the Wilderness to the Present Day (withTheodore G. Gronert). Crawfordsville, Ind., 1932.Search "Wabash College; the First Hundred Years, 1832-1932, Being the
                                        Story of Its Founding in the Wilderness to the Present Day" by OSBORNE, JAMES INSLEY: 1887-1952. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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OSBORNE, ROBERT EDWARD: 1914-

Robert Edward Osborne was born on Dec. 17, 1914, in Indianapolis, Ind. He received the A.B. and A.M. degrees in 1938 from the University of Alabama and the Ph.D. degree in 1948 from Brown University. Osborne taught at Whitman College, 1942-43, and Brown University, 1946-48. He commenced teaching Spanish at the University of Connecticut in 1948.

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OSLER, ROBERT WILLARD: 1911-

Born on March 29, 1911, in Indianapolis, Ind., Robert Willard Osler is the son of Harry Francis and Mary Ludwig Osler. He earned the A.B. degree from DePauw University. He married Aurzella Magel in 1932 and they had two children, Aurzella Ann and Alice Elaine. Osler was associate editor, Research and Review Service of America, 1937-39 and 1942-48; advertising director, Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1939-40; and member of the editorial staff, Dartnell Corporation, 1940-42. He was vice president and editor of the Rough Notes Company during 1948-60 and president, Underwriters National Assurance Company, 1960-64. He became a consultant to insurance companies in 1964 and received the Elizur Wright Award for outstanding original contribution to literature of insurance for Modern Life Insurance. He was editor of THE INSURANCE-SALESMAN from 1948 to 1960.

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OSTROFF, ANTHONY J.: 1923-

Born on Nov. 9, 1923, in Gary, Ind., Anthony J. Ostroff is the son of Anthony Alexander and Anna Nielsen Ostroff. On May 7, 1948, he married Miriam Virginia Border and they had one son, Nicholas Alexander. He earned the B.S. degree from Northwestern University in 1947 and the A.M. degree from the University of Michigan in 1949. Ostroff began teaching at the University of California ( Berkeley ) in 1949 where he became professor of speech. He was a visiting lecturer at other institutions and has narrated films for the University of California Film Production Service. He has been a panelist, performer, and lecturer on radio and television in San Francisco and Berkeley and served in the U.S. Army, 1942-45. Ostroff has received several fellowships and contributes poetry and fiction to leading magazines.

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OTTENSMEYER, HILARY GEORGE: 1923-

A native of Vincennes, Ind., Hilary George Ottensmeyer was born on Oct. 2, 1923, the son of Edward Joseph and Irene Deem Ottensmeyer. He received the A.B. degree from Saint Meinrad College ( Ind. ), 1947; A.M. degree from Laval University ( Quebec ), 1953; and doctorat d'universite from the Sorbonne, 1956. He was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic church in 1950. In 1956 Father Ottensmeyer began teaching French at Saint Meinrad College where he served as vice president, 1961-65, and became president in 1966.

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OTTO, JAMES HOWARD: ca. 1912-1972.

James Howard Otto , son of William Naill Otto, was born in Indianapolis, Ind., about 1912. He received the bachelor's, master's, and honorary doctor of science degrees from Butler University in 1934, 1938, and 1968 page: [467][View Page [467]] respectively. Otto joined the faculty of Washington High School ( Indianapolis ) where he was head of the science department from 1940 until his death on Oct. 11, 1972. At Butler University he served on the board of governors and the alumni board of directors; taught in the evening division; and was the first alumnus to give a commencement address, 1965. He was a past president of the Central Association of Science and Mathematics Teachers and educational adviser and science consultant to the George F. Cram Company.

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OTTO, WILLIAM NAILL: ca. 1882-1960.

William Naill Otto , a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was born circa 1882. He graduated from college in Cedar Rapids and earned the master's degree from Harvard University. Prior to moving to Indianapolis in 1908, he was an English instructor in Superior, Wis., for two years. From 1908 to 1932 Otto was head of the English department at Shortridge High School where he also helped with the student newspaper and the debating team. He taught English at Arsenal Technical and Washington high schools from 1932 until his retirement in 1950 and died in Indianapolis in 1960.

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OVERBECK, THELMA: 1915-

The daughter of Daniel H. and Elizabeth Caldemeyer Overbeck, Thelma Overbeck was born in Holland, Ind., on Oct. 12, 1915. She received the degrees of B.S. in 1941 and Ed.D. in 1962 from Indiana University. She was a research scholar at the University of Michigan, 1945-46, where she obtained the A.M. degree in 1947. In Indiana Miss Overbeck was a schoolteacher in Holland , 1936-38; Richmond , 1941-45; and Huntingburg , 1946-48. She began teaching in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation in 1948 and has been a visiting instructor at several institutions.

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OVERMAN, JAMES ROBERT: 1888-

James Robert Overman, Jr. , was born in Bedford, Ind., in 1888, the son of James Robert and Carrie Evans Scantlin Overman. He received the A.B. degree from Indiana University, A.M. degree from Columbia University, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan. He married Gretchen Fast in 1917.

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  • Principles and Methods of Teaching Arithmetic. Chicago, 1920.Search "Principles and Methods of Teaching Arithmetic" by OVERMAN, JAMES ROBERT: 1888- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Course in Arithmetic for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes. Chicago, 1923.Search "A Course in Arithmetic for Teachers and Teacher-Training
                                        Classes" by OVERMAN, JAMES ROBERT: 1888- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • An Experimental Study of Certain Factors Affecting Transfer of Training in Arithmetic. Baltimore, 1931.Search "An Experimental Study of Certain Factors Affecting Transfer of
                                        Training in Arithmetic" by OVERMAN, JAMES ROBERT: 1888- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

OVERMIRE, THOMAS GIBSON: 1926-

Thomas Gibson Overmire was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on July 19, 1926. He was married in 1950 and is the father of three children. He obtained the following degrees: B.S. from Purdue University, 1950; M.A.T. from Indiana University, 1952; and Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, 1963. Overmire taught in Indiana public schools, 1952-59, and at Ball State University, 1960-63. During 1963-64 he was associated with the National Science Foundation. He was chairman of the biology department at Oklahoma City University, 1964-66, and staff biologist for the Commission on Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences, 1966-69. In 1969 Overmire became executive director of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters. He served in the U.S. Army, 1944-46.

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OWENS, CHARLES ELMER: 1877-1957.

Born in Clay County, Ind., on Nov. 26, 1877, Charles Elmer Owens was the son of Elias D. and Anna Owens. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1910 and A.M. in 1911 from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1934. In 1913 he married Elizabeth Underwood. Owens began teaching at Oregon State College in 1912 and was head of the department of botany and plant pathology at the time of his retirement in 1947. He died in 1957.

Information from PHYTOPATHOLOOY, June 1958.

OYER, JOHN STANLEY: 1925-

A native of Goshen, Ind., and born on Jan. 5, 1925, John Stanley Oyer is the son of Noah and Siddie B. King Oyer. He received the A.B. degree from Goshen College, 1951; A.M. degree from Harvard University, 1952; and Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago, 1960. On July 1, 1946, he married Carol J. Schertz and they had four children: Rebecca S., Kathryn Ann, Sarah Elizabeth, and Timothy James. Oyer joined the faculty of Goshen College in 1955 and has edited the MENNONITE QUARTERLY REVIEW.

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  • Lutheran Reformers Against Anabaptists: Luther, Melanchton, and Menius, and the Anabaptists of Central Germany. The Hague, 1964.Search "Lutheran Reformers Against Anabaptists: Luther, Melanchton, and
                                        Menius, and the Anabaptists of Central Germany" by OYER, JOHN STANLEY: 1925- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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