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UHL, WILLIS LEMON: 1885-1940.

Willis Lemon Uhl was born in Angola, Ind., on April 22, 1885. He was the son of William Wesley and Mary Elizabeth Hall Uhl. He received an A.B. degree from Northwestern University in 1911 and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1921. He married Aha Vaughan Williamson in 1906 and they had two daughters, Katharine and Jeannette. Uhl taught at Northwestern University, 1916-20, and the University of Wisconsin, 1920-28. He became professor of education and dean of the College of Education at the University of Washington in 1928 and remained at that institution until his death on Feb. 28, 1940. He edited CENTURY STUDIES IN EDUCATION series and was an associate editor of the JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

ULMER, EDITH ANN: 1900-

Edith Ann Ulmer was born in Bellview, Ky., in 1900 but the family moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in that same year. She studied at Butler University and the University of Chicago. Miss Ulmer taught English in the Indianapolis public schools but resigned in 1932 to devote her time to writing.

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ULREY, HARRY FLOYD: 1892-

Harry Floyd Ulrey was born in Carroll County, Ind., in 1892. He attended Purdue University and served in the U.S. Army during World War I. Until his retirement in 1955, Ulrey was an engineer and consultant in Indiana and Illinois. He and his wife, Grace, are the parents of two daughters, Theodora and Virginia.

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UMBLE., JOHN SYLVANUS: 1881-1966.

A native of Lewisburg, Pa., John Sylvanus Umble was born on Feb. 16, 1881, the son of Frank and Nancy Stohzfus Umble. He received the A.B. degree from Goshen College in 1906 and the A.M. degree from Northwestern University in 1928. He married Alice Landis in 1906 and they had two children. Umble was a German teacher and coached athletics at Mount Vernon High School (Ind.) during 1906-09. Joining the faculty of Goshen College in 1924, he taught English and speech; was editor of the ALUMNI Nsws LETTER; served as director of alumni affairs, 1931-51; and retired in 1951. He was editor of the MENNONITE QUARTERLY REVIEW and consulting editor of the Mennonite Encyclopedia. He died in 1966.

Information from Goshen College Library and Directory of American Scholars.

  • Mennonite Pioneers; Biographical Sketches of Some of the Leading Men and Women in the Mennonite Church Who Have Served in the Institutions of the Church in the Homeland. Scottdale, Pa., 1940.Search "Mennonite Pioneers; Biographical Sketches of Some of the Leading
                                        Men and Women in the Mennonite Church Who Have Served in the Institutions of the
                                        Church in the Homeland" by UMBLE., JOHN SYLVANUS: 1881-1966. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Ohio Mennonite Sunday Schools. Goshen, Ind., 1941.Search "Ohio Mennonite Sunday Schools" by UMBLE., JOHN SYLVANUS: 1881-1966. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Goshen College, 1894-1954; a Venture in Christian Higher Education. Goshen, Ind., 1955.Search "Goshen College, 1894-1954; a Venture in Christian Higher
                                        Education" by UMBLE., JOHN SYLVANUS: 1881-1966. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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UNRAU, RUTH BAUGHMAN (MRS. WALTERD.): 1922-

Ruth Baughman was born on Feb. 28, 1922, in Kouts, Ind., the daughter of Alpha E. and Martha E. Zook Baughman. She graduated from Ball State Teachers College in 1943 and received the A.M. degree from Indiana University in 1945. In 1953 she married Walter D. Unrau and they had two daughters, Paula Jean and Susan. During 1943-44 and 1945-47, Mrs. Unrau taught at Kouts High School. She was a teaching assistant at Indiana University, 1944-45, and taught business and economics at Bethel College (Kans.), 1947-53, 1956-65, and 1966-70. She and her husband are currently serving a three-year appointment at the Woodstock School in Mussoorie, India.

Information from Ernest W. Baughman.

UPHAUS, WILLARD EDWIN: 1890-

Born on Nov. 27, 1890, in Ridgeville, Ind., Willard Edwin Uphaus is the son of Samuel and Mary Kayser Uphaus. He married Ola Hawkins Dudley. He earned the A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1917 and the degrees of A.M. in 1922 and Ph.D. in 1925 from Yale University. Uphaus served as executive secretary of the National Religion and Labor Foundation (New Haven, Conn.) from 1934 to 1951. He was executive director of World Fellowship, Inc., in New Haven and Conway, N.H. He has been a sponsor of American Institute for Marxist Studies and cochairman of the Citizens Committee for Constitutional Liberties.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

UPSON, THEODORE FRELINGHUYSEN: 1845-1919.

Theodore Frelinghuysen Upson was born in Orland, Ind., on May 15, 1845. He was James Madison Doyne, son of John and Lucy Doyne. His parents died shortly after his birth and he was adopted by Jonathan and Elizabeth F. Upson and was renamed. After serving in the Civil War, he moved to Morristown, N.J. Learning the trade of carriage building, Upson started his own business of manufacturing and repairing carriages and wagons. He married Anna Elizabeth Beach on May 8, 1867, and they had four daughters and two sons. He returned to Indiana and lived in several locations including South Milford, Elkhart, and Lima where he continued in the carriage business. He wrote poetry for the LAGRANGE STANDARD (Ind.) and died on Jan. 29, 1919.

Information from With Sherman to the Sea.

  • With Sherman to the Sea; the Civil War Letters, Diaries, and Reminiscences of Theodore F. Upson, Edited by Oscar Osborn Winther. Baton Rouge, 1943.Search "With Sherman to the Sea; the Civil War Letters, Diaries, and
                                        Reminiscences of Theodore F. Upson, Edited by Oscar Osborn Winther" by UPSON, THEODORE FRELINGHUYSEN: 1845-1919. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

UREY, HAROLD CLAYTON: 1893-

Born in Walkerton, Ind., on April 29, 1893, Harold Clayton Urey is the son of Samuel Clayton and Cora Rebecca Reinoehl Urey. He obtained the B.S. degree from the University of Montana in 1917 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California in 1923. On June 12, 1926, he married Frieda Daum and they had four children: Gertrude, Frieda, Mary, and John. Urey was a rural schoolteacher, 1911-14, and a chemist at Barrett Chemical Company (Philadelphia), 1917-19. He taught at the University of Montana, 1919--21; Johns Hopkins University, 1924-29; Columbia University, 1929-45; and the University of Chicago, 1945-58. He joined the faculty of the University of California in 1958 and retired in 1970. He has been awarded nearly two dozen honorary degrees.

Information from Who's Who in America.

UTTERBACK, WILLIAM IRWIN: 1872-1949.

Born near Elmdale, Ind., on Oct. 11, 1872, William Irwin Utterback was the son of John and Martha Miller Utterback. He received the B.S. degree from Wabash College in 1901 and the M.S. degree from the University of Missouri in 1915. He taught in Montgomery County rural schools, 1890-1901; at Saint Joseph High School, 1905--07 and 1911-17; and at Lewis and Clark High School (Spokane, Wash.), 1917-19. Utterback was the first president of the School of the Ozarks, 1907-08. He joined the faculty of Marshall College (W.Va.) in 1919 where he was head of the department of zoology and retired in 1946. He compiled several genealogies and died on May 15, 1949.

Information from Thomas I. Foster.

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