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James Saxon Childers (1899 - 1965)

Educator, newspaperman, author, and publisher, James Saxon Childers (1899-1965) was a prolific writer of novels, biographies, and travel books based on his own extensive travels before, during, and aft...

11/26/2020 11/26/2020

Robert Reed Church, Jr. (1885 - 1952)

Robert R. Church Jr., a prominent Republican, civil rights leader, and businessman, was born in Memphis on October 26, 1885. He was the son of millionaire Robert R. Church Sr. and his wife Anna Wri...

3/1/2016 9/4/2020

Uriah Hunt Painter was a distinguished war correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and was present on the 1st Bull Run and Gettysburg Battlefield. He was educated at Oberlin College; a war corresp...

3/13/2017 8/24/2020

Sara Griffith Stanley Woodward, anti-slavery activist and teacher and one of the earliest African Americans to attend college, was born in New Bern, the daughter of John Stuart and Frances Griffith S...

2/17/2020 2/17/2020

Josephus George Tilton (1874 - 1945)

He was a graduate of Kenyon college and Oberlin Business college, Ohio.

5/24/2008 1/24/2020
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Frank Louis Fairchild (1843 - 1912)

Educated at Oberlin College. In 1865 he came to Mount Vernon, Knox county, where he at once became identified with The C. and G. Cooper Company, becoming an active partner in the concern about three ...

2/16/2015 10/29/2019

Dr. Lucien Calvin Warner (1841 - 1925)

LUCIEN CALVIN WARNER, born in Cuyler, N.Y., 26 Oct. 1841; married at McGrawville, N.Y., Keren Sarah Osborne, daughter of Judge Noah Humphry Osborne and Eliza (Thompson) Osborne; born in Scott, N.Y., 15...

7/11/2008 1/21/2019

Hugh Berry Hancock MP (1855 - 1910)

Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Apr 5 2016, 0:17:30 UTC Gregory Family Was married in 1879 to Susie James O'Connor, in the 1900 US Census they had four children, one daughter mi...

7/6/2015 11/26/2018

Samuel Stanford Ashley, minister, educator, and missionary, was the eldest of eleven children born to Samuel and Lydia Franklin Olney Ashley in Cumberland, R.I. Ashley's father came from Hampton, Con...

11/21/2014 7/27/2018

Charles Henry Langston MP (1817 - 1892)

Charles Henry Langston (1817–1892), was an American abolitionist and political activist born free in Louisa County, Virginia, the son of a wealthy planter who provided for his education and ensured h...

7/12/2009 3/22/2018

Arthur Gray Leonard (1865 - 1932)

Arthur Gray Leonard (March 15, 1865 – 17 December 1932) was an American researcher, geologist and educator. The first State Geologist of North Dakota, he was also a professor of geology at the Univ...

1/30/2018 1/30/2018

Edmund Burke Fairfield (1821 - 1904)

Edmund Burke Fairfield (August 7, 1821 – November 7, 1904) was an American minister, educator and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He served as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Michigan and...

1/22/2018 1/22/2018

Lawrence Vincent Lampson (1882 - 1965)

Lawrence V. Lampson was a literary graduate of Oberlin College. He spent ten years as a teacher in the Central High School at Washington, D.C. and lived in that city a representative of the Mutual Life...

1/14/2018 1/14/2018

Richard Nathan Haass (born July 28, 1951) is an American diplomat. He has been president of the Council on Foreign Relations since July 2003, prior to which he was Director of Policy Planning for the...

11/14/2016 11/28/2017

Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden (September 7, 1829 – December 22, 1887) was an American geologist noted for his pioneering surveying expeditions of the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century. He was a...

6/24/2017 6/24/2017

A MEMOIR OF REV. A. B. SHERK. by his son Michael G. Sherk. My father, Abraham Break Sherk, was born Nov. 6th, 1832, near where is now situated the village of Breslau, in Waterloo County, Ontario. His...

10/9/2010 3/21/2017

Born in Pennsylvania on July 17, 1830, Anderson was educated at Oberlin College in Ohio, then immigrated to Canada, where he learned the printing trade and met Brown in 1858. Anderson was one of fi...

10/26/2012 2/3/2017

Donald Ainslie Henderson MP (1928 - 2016)

Donald Ainslie Henderson (September 7, 1928 – August 19, 2016) was an American physician, educator, and epidemiologist who directed a 10-year international effort (1967–77) that eradicated smallpox thr...

12/30/2016 12/30/2016

James Shelton Smedley (1813 - 1896)

He was a graduate of Oberlin College; was connected with the underground railroad with his uncle, James Smedley THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. II, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilde...

12/11/2016 12/11/2016

Giulio Alberto Fermi (1936 - 1997)

"Judd"

Giulio Fermi was a biologist and the son of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Enrico Fermi and author Laura Fermi. Giulio was born in Rome, Italy, but left when he was just two years old. In 1938, the Ferm...

12/2/2016 12/3/2016

Anderson Ruffin Abbott, M.D. (7 April 1837 – 29 December 1913) was the first Black Canadian to be a licensed physician. His career included participation in the American Civil War.

9/13/2009 11/24/2016

JUDGE EDGAR H. HINMAN is one of the able jurists of the state and a prominent representative of the Republican party in Ohio. His connection with Republicanism dates back to his youth. He was a boy of ...

10/29/2016 11/19/2016

Linda Slaughter (1843 - 1911)

Mrs. Linda W. Slaughter was buried in St. Cloud, Minn., the afternoon of July 5. She died Monday in the Sisters hospital there from the second attack of paralysis and other complications, after having ...

11/10/2016 11/10/2016

Edward Parker Helms (born January 24, 1974) is an American comedic actor known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , as Andy Bernard on the US version of the sitcom/moc...

9/27/2012 10/25/2016

Jens Rasmus Hansen (1882 - 1956)

Jens Rasmus Hansen was the third child of Agnetha and Rasmus Hansen, the first to be born in the U.S., in Curtis, western Nebraska. Curtis is on Medicine Creek, in the southern part of the state less t...

2/13/2011 10/3/2016

Thomas Jefferson Hosford (1830 - 1896)

Hosford, Thomas J., admitted 1854, at Muncie, Ind. Has been County Judge of Montana. He studied at Oberlin College. Lawyers' Record and Official Register of the United States: Containing ...

10/1/2016 10/1/2016

Dr. Gilbert Clare Bishop (1899 - 1985)

Gilbert Clare Bishop surgeon Gilbert Clare Bishop was American surgeon. Diplomate American Board Surgery. Fellow: American College of Surgeons; member: American Medical Association, Flint Academies Sur...

9/30/2016 9/30/2016

Hon. Jewel Lafontant (1922 - 1997)

"Lafontant-Mankarious"

Jewel Stradford Lafontant-Mankarious (April 28, 1922 – May 31, 1997) was the first female deputy solicitor general of the United States, an official in the administration of President George H. W. Bu...

3/15/2016 7/3/2016

Rollo May (1909 - 1994)

Rollo Reece May (April 21, 1909 – October 22, 1994) was an American existential psychologist and author of the influential book Love and Will (1969). He is often associated with humanistic psychology...

2/15/2014 6/26/2016

Kate Lucretta Church (1861 - 1943)

She was an 1883 graduate of Oberlin College. Miss Safford was the superintendent of dormitories of the Young Women's Christian Association in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. She spent the summer of...

6/6/2016 6/6/2016

Mary Letitia Safford (1833 - 1910)

Educated at Madison Seminary, Madison, Ohio and attended Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio She joined the Central Congregational Church in Madison, Ohio in 1856.

6/6/2016 6/6/2016

Charles Brewster Benedict (February 7, 1828 – October 3, 1901) was a U.S. Representative from New York. Born in Attica, Wyoming County, New York, Benedict was the son of Thomas and Sarah Brewster B...

6/3/2016 6/3/2016

Yvette Diane Clarke, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., November 21, 1964; attended Oberlin College, Oberlin, N.Y., 1982-1986; childcare specialist; staff, state se...

5/14/2016 5/15/2016

John Edward Mack (1929 - 2004)

PULITZER WINNER IS KILLED IN ACCIDENT, John E. Mack, a Pulitzer Prize- winning author and Harvard Medical School professor whose research on purported extraterrestrial abductions generated widespread p...

2/7/2009 5/7/2016

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Berlin, Illinois, at the start of the Civil War, he was a successful publisher-editor of the Daily Register, Chicago Advance, plus managing editor ...

5/6/2016 5/6/2016

Josephine Meeker (January 28, 1857 – December 20, 1882), was a teacher and physician at the White River Indian Agency in Colorado Territory, where her father Nathan Meeker was the United States (US) ...

5/7/2014 5/6/2016

John H. Gutfreund MP (1929 - 2016)

"King of Wall Street"

Business Insider Obituary John Gutfreund, the former "King of Wall Street" who was immortalized in the Michael Lewis book "Liar's Poker," died on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported. Gutfre...

3/9/2016 4/8/2016

Barbara Seaman MP (1935 - 2008)

Barbara Seaman (September 11, 1935 – February 27, 2008) was an American author, activist, and journalist, and a principal founder of the women's health feminism movement. Contents [show] Early year...

3/29/2014 4/8/2016

Frederick Bushnell "Jack" Ryder (November 16, 1871 – June 5, 1936) was an American football player and coach and sportswriter. He served as the second head football coach and the first paid at Ohio S...

8/10/2013 4/6/2016

Mary Terrell (1863 - 1954)

Civil rights activist and suffragist. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee,the daughter of Robert Church and Louisa Ayers, both former slaves. Robert was the son of his white master, Charles Church. Du...

3/1/2016 3/1/2016

Chi-Hao Fei 費起鶴 (1879 - d.)

"雲皋"

11/26/2014 1/21/2016

Jerry Greenfield (born March 14, 1951) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is a co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings, Inc. Throughout his childhood, Greenfield lived in New Y...

2/4/2014 12/2/2015

Chiang T'ing-fu, known as T. F. Tsiang, scholar and diplomat. After teaching diplomatic history at Nankai (1923-29) and Tsinghua (1929-35) universities, he became ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1936...

12/3/2014 9/7/2015

Dr. H. H. Kung 孔祥熙 (1881 - 1967)

H. H. K'ung, banker and businessman who married Soong Ai-ling and who entered the service of the new National Government in 1928 as minister of industry and commerce. As minister of finance (1933-44) h...

6/1/2011 9/7/2015

James M. Bond (1863 - 1929)

Bond, James M. Birth Year : 1863 Death Year : 1929 From Notable Kentucky African Americans Database James M. Bond was born in Lawrenceburg, KY. He was a slave the first two years of his lif...

7/9/2015 8/21/2015

Henry Benjamin Whipple (February 15, 1822 – September 16, 1901) was the first Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, a humanitarian and an advocate for Native Americans. Summary of his life Born in Adams...

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

Franz Wright (1953 - 2015)

Franz Wright (March 18, 1953 – May 14, 2015) was an American poet. He and his father James Wright are the only parent/child pair to have won the Pulitzer Prize in the same category. Life and career...

6/17/2015 7/18/2015

Agnes Baldwin Alexander (1875 - 1971)

Agnes Baldwin Alexander (1875–1971) was an American author and leader of the Bahá'í Faith. Life Agnes Baldwin Alexander was born July 21, 1875 in Honolulu when it was the Kingdom of Hawaii. Her f...

10/28/2011 6/14/2015

Luther Halsey Gulick (1892 - 1993)

) Luther Halsey Gulick (1892–1993) was an expert on public administration. Life Luther Halsey Gulick was born January 17, 1892 in Osaka, Japan. His father was congregationalist missionary Sid...

2/18/2009 6/12/2015

Sidney Lewis Gulick (1860 - 1945)

Sidney Lewis Gulick (1860–1945) was an educator, author, and missionary who spent much of his life working to promote greater understanding and friendship between Japanese and American cultures. ...

2/18/2009 6/12/2015

Raymond Gram Swing (1887 - 1968)

"Raymond Gram Swing"

Raymond Gram Swing (March 25, 1887 – December 22, 1968) was an American print and broadcast journalist. He was one of the most influential news commentators of his era, heard by people worldwide as a...

11/27/2014 6/12/2015

From Wikipedia (English) : Lena Dunham (/ˈlinə ˈdʌnəm/ lee-nə dun-um; born May 13, 1986) is an American actress, screenwriter, producer, and director. She wrote and directed the independent film Tiny...

9/5/2014 4/30/2015
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John R. Commons (1862 - 1945)

John Rogers Commons (/ˈkɑːmənz/; 1862–1945) was an American institutional economist, progressive and labor historian at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Early years John R. Commons was born i...

3/22/2015 3/22/2015

Ellen Hayes (1851 - 1930)

Ellen Amanda Hayes (September 23, 1851 – October 27, 1930) was an American mathematician and astronomer. She was a controversial character for not only being a female professor, but also embracin...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015

Robert Almer Harper (1862 - 1946)

Robert Almer Harper, (born Jan. 21, 1862, Le Claire, Iowa, U.S.—died May 12, 1946, Bedford, Va.), American biologist who identified the details of reproduction in the development of the fungus asco...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015

Kenneth Stewart Cole (1900 - 1984)

Kenneth Stewart Cole (July 10, 1900 – April 18, 1984) was an American biophysicist described by his peers as "a pioneer in the application of physical science to biology". Cole was awarded the Nation...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015

William Scott Ament (Chinese Names: 梅子明 and 梅威良 Mei Wei Liang) (14 September 1851 – 6 January 1909 in San Francisco) was a missionary to China for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Miss...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015

Romulus Linney (1930 - 2011)

) Romulus Zachariah Linney IV (September 21, 1930 – January 15, 2011) was an American playwright and professor. Life and career Linney was born in Philadelphia, the son of Maitland Clabaugh (...

3/3/2012 3/20/2015

Edward Everett Horton (1886 - 1970)

Edward Everett Horton (March 18, 1886 – September 29, 1970) was an American character actor. He had a long career in film, theater, radio, and television, especially in the arena of voice work for an...

9/4/2014 3/20/2015

John S. Service (1909 - 1999)

John Stewart Service (3 August 1909 - 3 February 1999) was an American diplomat who served in the Foreign Service in China prior to and during World War II. Considered one of the State Department's "...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015

Harrison Arlington "Pete" Williams, Jr. (December 10, 1919 – November 17, 2001) was a Democrat who represented New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives (1953–1957) and the United Stat...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015

Paul Drennan Cravath (1861 - 1940)

Paul Drennan Cravath (July 14, 1861 – July 1, 1940) was a prominent Manhattan lawyer and a partner of the law firm today known as Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Biography The earliest known male ancest...

2/17/2012 3/20/2015

Erastus Milo Cravath (1833–1900) was a field secretary with the American Missionary Association (AMA) after the American Civil War, when he helped found Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015

Willard Van Orman Quine (1908 - 2000)

Willard Van Orman Quine (/kwaɪn/; June 25, 1908 – December 25, 2000) (known to intimates as "Van") was an American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition. From 1930 until his death 70 yea...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015

Roger Montgomery (1925 - 2003)

Roger Montgomery (1925–2003) was an American architect, and Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Early life and education Roger Montgomery was born in New York City to parents Graha...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015

Laurence Perrine (1915 - 1995)

Laurence Perrine (1915–1995) was a Southern Methodist University professor whose literature textbooks became standard works nationwide. Perrine earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oberlin College and...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015

C. Martin Wilbur (1908 - 1997)

C. Martin Wilbur was the George Sansom Professor of Chinese History at Columbia University from 1947 to 1976. Life Born in Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur went at an early age with his parents to China, where...

8/17/2007 3/20/2015

James Fairchild (1817 - 1902)

James Harris Fairchild (1817–1902) was an American educator, author, and former president of Oberlin College. Biography Fairchild was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on November 25, 1817. H...

12/19/2008 3/19/2015

Charles Fairchild (1843 - 1933)

Charles Grandison Fairchild (1843–1933) was an American educator. Fairchild was born in Birmingham, Michigan, the son of Edward Henry Fairchild. After serving in the Union cavalry during the Civi...

4/11/2010 3/19/2015

Henry Fairchild (1815 - 1889)

Edward Henry Fairchild (1815–1889) was an American educator. Fairchild was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. His father was Grandison Fairchild. When he was a child his family moved to northeast ...

12/19/2008 3/19/2015

George Thompson Fairchild (October 6, 1838 – March 16, 1901) was an American educator and university president. Fairchild was the son of Grandison Fairchild. George was born on a farm in rural Lora...

12/19/2008 3/19/2015

John Millott Ellis (1831 - 1894)

John Millott Ellis (March 27, 1831 – 1894) was a 19th-century abolitionist minister and intellectual who served as acting President of Oberlin College in 1871. He was a Professor of Philosophy at O...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871 - 1952)

Lewis Sperry Chafer (February 27, 1871 – August 22, 1952) was an American theologian. He founded and served as the first president of Dallas Theological Seminary, and was an influential proponent of ...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

Lucy Wainwright Roche (born 1981) is an American singer and songwriter and the latest member of the extensive and successful Wainwright and Roche families to hit the music scene. She is known for refre...

8/20/2010 3/19/2015

Maj. John Wesley Powell, USA MP (1834 - 1902)

John Wesley Powell (March 24, 1834 – September 23, 1902) was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the...

6/25/2012 3/19/2015

Elisha Gray MP (1835 - 1901)

Elisha Gray (August 2, 1835 – January 21, 1901) was an American electrical engineer who co-founded the Western Electric Manufacturing Company. Gray is best known for his development of a telephone ...

6/24/2011 3/19/2015

Jim Fixx (1932 - 1984)

James Fuller "Jim" Fixx (April 23, 1932 – July 20, 1984) was an American who authored the 1977 best-selling book The Complete Book of Running. He is credited with helping start America's fitness revo...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

Martha Louise Root (August 10, 1872 – September 28, 1939) was a prominent traveling teacher of the Bahá'í Faith in the late 19th and early 20th century. Shoghi Effendi, then head of the Bahá'í Faith,...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

Antoinette Louisa Blackwell MP (1825 - 1921)

"Nettie Blackwell", "Nettie Brown"

Antoinette Louisa Brown, later Antoinette Brown Blackwell (May 20, 1825 – November 5, 1921), was the first woman to be ordained as a minister in the United States. She was a well-versed public speake...

2/9/2009 3/19/2015

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Lorenzo Snow (April 3, 1814 – October 10, 1901) was the fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1898 to his death. Sn...

10/31/2008 3/19/2015

Wayne Bidwell Wheeler (1869 - 1927)

Wayne Bidwell Wheeler (November 10, 1869 – September 5, 1927) was an American attorney and prohibitionist. His most famous contribution to the prohibition movement was making the Anti-Saloon League t...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

John Todd (1818 - 1894)

) John Todd (November 10, 1818 – January 31, 1894) was a U.S. Congregationalist minister, co-founder of Tabor College in Tabor, Iowa, a leading abolitionist and a ‘conductor’ on the Underground Railr...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

Anna Louise Strong (1885 - 1970)

Anna Louise Strong (November 24, 1885 – March 29, 1970) was a 20th-century American journalist and activist, best known for her reporting on and support for communist movements in the Soviet Union an...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

Lucy Stone MP (1818 - 1893)

Lucy Stone was a prominent American abolitionist and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone was the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college d...

10/31/2011 3/19/2015

Ruth Azneve Parmalee MP (1885 - 1973)

Ruth Azneve Parmelee (3 April 1885 – 15 December 1973) was a Christian missionary and a witness to the Armenian Genocide. She served as a nurse of the American Women's Hospitals Service to a local ho...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

Durham Stevens (1855 - 1908)

Durham White Stevens (February 1, 1851, Washington, D.C. – March 25, 1908, San Francisco, California) was an American diplomat and later an employee of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His shooti...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

Together with his older brothers Gideon and Charles, John Langston became active in the Abolitionist movement. He helped runaway slaves to escape to the North along the Ohio part of the Underground...

7/12/2009 3/19/2015

Charles W. Sawyer (February 10, 1887 – April 7, 1979) was United States Secretary of Commerce from May 6, 1948 to January 20, 1953 in the administration of Harry Truman. Sawyer was born in Cincin...

2/29/2012 3/19/2015

Myron Timothy Herrick (October 9, 1854 – March 31, 1929) was a Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 42nd Governor of Ohio. From 1885 to 1888, Herrick was a member of Cleveland City Counc...

3/12/2015 3/19/2015

Jacob Dolson Cox, (Jr.) (October 27, 1828 – August 4, 1900) was a lawyer, a Union Army general during the American Civil War, and later a Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 28th Govern...

8/30/2009 3/19/2015

Blanche Kelso Bruce (March 1, 1841 – March 17, 1898) was a U.S. politician who represented Mississippi as a Republican in the U.S. Senate from 1875 to 1881 and was the first elected African-American ...

12/27/2011 3/19/2015

Thornton Niven Wilder MP (1897 - 1975)

Thornton Niven Wilder (April 17, 1897 — December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He received three Pulitzer Prizes, one for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and two for his plays ...

11/10/2007 3/19/2015

Stanley Cohen (November 17, 1922 - February 5, 2020) is an American biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology and Medicine (1986). Early life and education Cohen was born in Brooklyn, New Y...

11/23/2014 3/19/2015

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Robert A. Millikan (22 March 1868 – 19 December 1953) was an American experimental physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics for his measurement of the charge on t...

6/28/2008 3/19/2015

Roger Wolcott Sperry (August 20, 1913 – April 17, 1994) was a neuropsychologist, neurobiologist and Nobel laureate who, together with David Hunter Hubel and Torsten Nils Wiesel, won the 1981 Nobel Pr...

7/18/2011 3/19/2015