Isabel Oglesbee (1902 - 1990)

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Isabel Oglesbee
1902 - 1990
October 4, 1902
October 19, 1990
Isabel Oglesbee was born on October 4, 1902, and died at age 88 years old on October 19, 1990. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Isabel Oglesbee.
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Isabel Oglesbee lived 15 years longer than the average Oglesbee family member when she died at the age of 88.
The average age of an Oglesbee family member is 73.

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Isabel and Eloise Oglesbee
I've "rescued" two old photographs of Isabel and Eloise OGLESBEE which were taken at the Sohreick's Studio in Dayton, OH. The photographs are framed together in a decorative tin frame with an inscription on the back "To Lucy, love and best wishes" and the girls names. I would guess that the girls are infant to about 6 years old in the photographs. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding the two girls:

Isabel Robinson OGLESBEE was b. 4 Oct 1902 in Ohio to parents Edward Elmer OGLESBEE (b. 4 Aug 1870 in Greene Co. OH-d. 2 Sept 1947 in Los Angeles Co., CA) and Gertrude Luree ROBINSON (b. 13 Aug 1873 in Indiana-d. 3 Jan 1959 in Los Angeles Co., CA). Isabel married Paul R. KEMP (b. abt 1898 in Ohio) in 1928 and she died in Santa Barbara Co. CA on 19 Oct 1990.

Eloise V. OGLESBEE was b. 29 Dec 1909 in Dayton, OH to the same parents and married Hugh R. GROFF (b. 5 Nov 1907 in Piedmont, SD) on 11 Jul 1935 in Los Angeles, CA. Eloise d. 24 Nov 1976 in Santa Barbara, CA and is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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1910 census of Dayton, OH:

Edward OGLESBEE, age 39, married 14 years, born OH, parents born OH, a Merchant
Gertrude OGLESBEE, wife, age 38, married 14 years, 2 children/2 living, born OH, parents born OH
Isabel OGLESBEE, dau, age 7, born OH
Eloise OGLESBEE, dau, age 4 months, born OH

1920 census of Dayton, OH:

Edward E. OGLESBEE, age 48, born OH, parents born OH, Partner in Retail Grocery
Gertrude L. OGLESBEE, wife, age 46, born IN, parents born OH/IN
Isabel R. OGLESBEE, dau, age 17, born OH
Eloise V. OGLESBEE, dau, age 10, born OH
William J. ROBINSON, brother-in-law, age 49, born IN, parents born OH/IN

1930 census of Los Angeles, CA:

Joseph W. ROBINSON, age 61
Edward E. OGLESBEE, age 59
Gertrude L. OGLESBEE, age 56
Paul R. KEMP, age 32
Isabel R. KEMP, age 27
Clayton W. HYDEN, age 21
Eloise V. HYDEN, age 20

1940 census of Inglewood, CA:

Paul R. KEMP, age 42, born OH, a Building Contractor
Isabelle R. KEMP, wife, age 36, born OH, a Secretary

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1902 - 1990 World Events

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In 1902, in the year that Isabel Oglesbee was born, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1952, she was 50 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1968, when she was 66 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1970, she was 68 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1990, in the year of Isabel Oglesbee's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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