Author: Mikey Haverman

Patchen, Kenneth

Niles Born: December 13, 1911 Died: January 8, 1972 Ohio connection: Birth Kenneth Patchen, son of Wayne and Eva Patchen, was born in 1911 in Niles, Ohio. He was active in sports and writing during his school years. After graduation, he worked in a steel mill and then attended the University of Wisconsin, 1928-29. From 1930 until …

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Morrison, Toni

Lorain Born: February 18, 1931 Died: August 5, 2019 Ohio connection: Birth Toni Morrison, hailed as a “literary artist of the first rank” by the Swedish Academy when she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, was born Chloe Anthony Wofford in the small, industrial town of Lorain, Ohio, on February 18, 1931. Raised …

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Moon, Carl

Wilmington Born: October 5, 1878 Dead: June 24, 1948 Ohio connection: Birth Karl (originally spelled with a K, later changed to Carl) Everton Moon was born in Wilmington on October 5, 1878, to Sylvester Bronson Moon, a medical doctor, and Lucy (Brunette) Moon. He attended public school and graduated from Wilmington High School, class of 1897, soon …

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Whitlock, Brand

Urbana Born: March 4, 1869 Ohio connection: Birth Brand Whitlock was born in 1869 in Urbana, Ohio, to the Rev. Elias and Molly Lavinia (Brand) Whitlock. He was raised in the Methodist Church and was greatly influenced by the church and his father. He was first educated at home and later at a public high school in …

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