Category: Non-Fiction

Filler, Louis

Born: August 27, 1911 Died: December 22, 1998 Ohio connection: Former Resident Yellow Springs Louis Filler, son of Pit and Sara (Kutcher) Filler, was born in Odessa, Russia, in 1911. He was married to Shulamith Burstein in 1937 and they had three children: Stuart, Victor, and Judith. They later divorced and Filler married Sheila Flaherty in 1964. The …

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Eckstein, Gustav

Born: October 26, 1890 Died: September 23, 1981 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Gustav Eckstein, son of Gustav and Emma (Imig) Eckstein, was born in 1890 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a D.D.S. from the Cincinnati College of Dental Surgery in 1911 and a M.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1924. He practiced dentistry from 1911 until 1918 and …

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Eckert, Allan

Born: January 30, 1931 Died: July 7, 2011 Ohio connection: Former Resident Bellefontaine Allan Eckert, son of Edward Russell and Ruth (Roth) Eckert, was born in 1931 in Buffalo, New York. He attended the University of Dayton, 1951-52, and The Ohio State University, 1953-54. He married Joan Dowling in 1955, and they had two children, Julie and Joseph. …

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Yocum, Robin

Born: 1955 Ohio Connection: Born Steubenville Robin Yocum got his first job in the newspaper business as a young child delivering for the Wheeling Intelligencer in the town of Brilliant, Ohio. Growing up the son of a steelworker, he wanted to be a fireman or the second baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He went on …

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Cook, Kacy

Ohio connection: Birth Columbus Kacy Cook was born in Columbus, Ohio, the second of six children. Her father was a federal agent, and her mother was an artist and dress designer. Kacy still lives in Columbus and has three grown children. Since attending Ohio State University, Kacy has worked in journalism and publishing. In addition, …

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Condon, George

Born: November 6, 1916 Died: October 7, 2011 Ohio connection: Former Resident Lakewood George E. Condon was a journalist, author and historian born in Fall River, Massachusetts, but who grew up in the Irish neighborhoods of Cleveland’s near West Side.  Condon and his family moved to Cleveland in 1927, when he was 11 years old. He attended …

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Compton, Arthur Holly

Born: September 10, 1892 Died: March 15, 1962 Ohio connection: Birth Wooster Arthur Holly Compton, son of Elias and Otelia Catherine (Augspurger) Compton, was born in 1892 in Wooster, Ohio. His father was a Presbyterian minister, and professor of philosophy and dean at the College of Wooster. Six members of the Compton family eventually received a total of …

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