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Compiled by Rita Haley, Sherri Schulte, Donna Copeland, Bill Sowers and Lois Delfelder.
Please direct comments, additions, corrections to: Bill Sowers, ksdocs@library.ks.gov


Name: Clarence P. Oakes
Born: June 17, 1900 in Merwin, Missouri.
Died: November 15, 1973
Occupation: Printing Proprietor, Lecturer
County: Montgomery
Town: Independence
Party: Republican
District: 27
Chamber: House 1939
District: 12
Chamber: Senate 1941, 1949
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1905. Resigned to enter war service. Succeeded by Richard L. Becker.
Source material:

1)---"Senate Resolution 45," Journal of the Senate, Kansas Legislature, 1974.



Name: John M. Oakes
Born: September 17, 1922 in Emporia, Kansas.
Died: February 6, 1990
Occupation: Businessman
County: Labette
Town: Parsons
Party: Republican
District: 24
Chamber: House 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, SS1964
Notes:
Source material:

1)---1961 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Midwest Industry Magazine, Kansas Construction Magazine, 1961.)
2)---Social Security Death Index



Name: Kermit W. Oakes
Born: June 19, 1912 in Newton, Kansas.
Died: March 6, 1976 in Emporia, Kansas.
Occupation: President, Gen. Manager, Credit Bureau
County: Lyon
Town: Emporia
Party: Republican
District: 60
Chamber: House 1971, 1972
District: 16
Chamber: House 1973, 1974, 1975
Notes: Resigned in 1975 for health reasons.
Source material:

1)---"House Resolution 6075," Journal of the House of Representatives, Kansas Legislature, 1976.



Name: Frank O. Oberg
Born: May 12, 1879 in Clay Center, Kansas.
Died: May 31, 1967
Occupation: Farm Management, Banker
County: Clay
Town: Clay Center
Party: Republican
District: 20
Chamber: Senate 1935, SS1936, 1941, 1943
Notes:
Source material:

1)---1943 Kansas Legislative Directory. (Topeka, Kan. : Kansas Business Magazine, 1943?)


Name: Connie O'Brien
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Retired
County: Leavenworth
Town: Tonganoxie
Party: Republican
District: 42
Chamber: House 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Notes: Married to Edward (Ed)
Source material:

1)---Kansas Legislative Handbook, 2009



Name: Frank O'Brien
Born: June 17, 1884 in St. Marys, Kansas.
Died: November, 1971
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Bourbon
Town: Fort Scott
Party: Democrat
District: 8
Chamber: Senate 1921, 1923, SS1923, 1925
Notes: Married April 16, 1905 to Jennie Dysslin.
Source material:

1)---Illustriana Kansas. (Hebron, Neb. : Illustriana, Inc., 1933).
2)---Social Security Death Index



Name: Gene O'Brien
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Contractor
County: Labette
Town: Parsons
Party: Democrat
District: 7
Chamber: House 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Notes:
Source material:



Name: T. M. O'Brien
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Democrat
District: 22
Chamber: House 1865, 1866
Notes:
Source material:



Name: Ed O'Bryan
Born: in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Democrat
District: 29
Chamber: Senate 1893, 1895
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1884
Source material:
1)---1895 Legislative Directory



Name: Tillman Paul Ochs
Born: June 3, 1910 in Boyd, Kansas.
Died: July 10, 2008 in Wichita, Kansas
Occupation: Grain Business
County: Barton
Town: Hoisington
Party: Republican
District: 109
Chamber: House 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
Notes: Married July 20, 1943 to Edlyn L. Fehr.
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in American Politics, Second Edition 1969-1970 (R.R. Bowker Company New York and London 1969).
2)---Social Security Death Index



Name: James F. O'Conner
Born: July, 1851 in Canada.
Died:
Occupation: Printer
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party:
District: 6
Chamber: House 1907, SS1908
Notes: Unmarried during his legislative term.
Source material:

1)---1900 & 1910 U.S. cenuses of Leavenworth, Kansas.



Name: Kay O'Connor
Born: November 28, 1941
Died:
Occupation: Accountant, Teacher (Retired)
County: Johnson
Town: Olathe
Party: Republican
District: 14
Chamber: House 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
District: 9
Chamber: Senate 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006
Notes: Married to Art O'Connor. Resigned October, 2006. Replaced by Julia Lynn.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: Robert O'Connor
Born: March 26, 1864 in Miami County, Kansas
Died: 1929
Occupation: Farmer
County: Miami
Town: Edgerton
Party: Democrat
District: 14
Chamber: House 1911, 1913
Notes: Married Elizabeth A. Thomas. Buried in Rock Creek Cemetery, Miami County, Kansas.
Source material:

1)---1910 U.S. census of Richland Township, Miami County, Kansas.
2)---The Steen Family in Europe and America (1917)
3)---Find a Grave website



Name: Henry O'Donnell
Born: October 27, 1864 in Milltown, County Clare, Ireland.
Died: August 23, 1907 in Kansas City, Kansas
Occupation: Physician
County: Ellsworth
Town: Ellsworth
Party: Republican
District: 84
Chamber: House 1901
District: 85
Chamber: House 1903, SS1903
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1884. Married in 1891 to Jessie Kenninger
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1901. Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Co., 1900.
2)---The Journal of the Kansas Medical Society (October 1907)


 

Name: Michael O'Donnell
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Communications Director
County: Sedgwich
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 25
Chamber: Senate 2013
Notes:
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislator.org

 



Name: Bartholomew "Barney" O'Driscoll
Born: October, 1825 in Kentucky.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Doniphan
Town: Doniphan City
Party:
District: 2
Chamber: House 1873
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1855. Residing in Silverton, Colorado in the early 1880's. According to a biography of his son, Florence T. O'Driscoll, in Cutler's History of Kansas, "During the war he (i.e. Barney O'Driscoll) held a Major's Commission in the Confederate Army." According to the 1900 census his full name was Bartholomew O'Driscoll.
Source material:

 

1)---Some information on him can be found online in his son's biography in History of the State of Kansas (Doniphan County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.

2)---1870 U.S. census of Doniphan, Doniphan County, Kansas.

3)---1900 U.S. census of Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado.



Name: Stephen Ogden
Born: July, 1824 in New Brunswick, Canada.
Died:
Occupation:
County: Coffey
Town: Lebo
Party:
District: 43
Chamber: House 1885, SS1886
Notes: Married Maria Frasier May 7th, 1846. Came to Kansas in 1855.
Source material:

1)---1900 U.S. census of Lebo, Coffey County, Kansas.

2)---Obituary of his wife, Maria Ogden, in Lebo Enterprise, October 15, 1908.



Name: Lester W. Oglevie
Born: 1874 in Kansas.
Died: 1956
Occupation: Farmer
County: Jewell
Town: Burr Oak
Party: Democrat
District: 85
Chamber: House 1927, SS1928, 1931
Notes: Spouse's first name listed as Alice.
Source material:

1)---1900 U.S. census of Walnut Township, Jewell County and 1920 U.S. census of Burr Oak, Jewell County, Kansas

2)---Cemetery listing


Name: Charlotte Ohara
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Real Estate Investor
County: Johnson
Town: Overland Park
Party: Republican
District: 27
Chamber: House 2011, 2012
Notes: Married to Spencer Ohara. Elected on November 30, 2010 to replace Ray Merrick who has been elected to the Senate.
Source material:


Name: Lynne Oharah
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Builder
County: Bourbon
Town: Uniontown
Party: Republican
District: 4
Chamber: House 2005, SS2005, 2006
Notes: Married to Marla Oharah.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: Frank Ohlhausen
Born: May 29, 1874 in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Died: March 25, 1924 in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Occupation: Shipping Clerk
County: Leavenworth
Town: Leavenworth
Party: Republican
District: 7
Chamber: House 1905
Notes: Married Mary Gabriel August 14, 1895..
Source material:

1)---WorldConnect at www.rootsweb.com

2)---1900 U.S. census of Leavenworth, Kansas.

3)---William Thomas Ritchie Genealogy website.



Name: William S. Oldham
Born: June, 1854 in Smith County, Tennessee.
Died: November 9, 1938
Occupation: Minister
County: Wichita
Town: Leoti
Party: Democrat
District: 111
Chamber: House 1919, SS1919, SS1920
Notes: Married May 25, 1887 to Dosia, Johnson.
Source material:

1)---WorldConnect at www.rootsweb.com

2)---1900, 1910 and 1920 U.S. censuses of Leoti, Wichita County, Kansas.



Name: Lana Oleen
Born: April 26, 1949
Died:
Occupation: Educator, Homemaker, Community Service
County: Riley
Town: Manhattan
Party: Republican
District: 22
Chamber: Senate 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Notes:
Source material:



Name: Elmer E. Olinger
Born: 1872 in Atchison County, Kansas
Died:
Occupation:
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 33
Chamber: House 1911
Notes: Married Sue Leaf Skinner July 16, 1902.
Source material:

1)---Ancestry.com



Name: Claudius D. Oliphint
Born: August 17, 1841 in DeSoto County, Mississippi.
Died: Ocotber 1, 1904 in Mayetta, Kansas.
Occupation: Leavenworth
County: Easton
Town: Farmer
Party: Democrat
District: 14
Chamber: House 1877
Notes: Came to Kansas in August, 1856. Civil War veteran, Company L, 19th Regiment, Kansas Militis. Married November 20, 1862 to Rowenns Adamson (LDS web site lists her name as Rosanne Adamson).
Source material:

1)---William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas(1883).

2)---LDS familysearch.org web site.



Name: Joseph B. Oliver
Born: about 1832 in Pennsylvania.
Died: December 1, 1893
Occupation: Merchant
County: Jackson
Town:
Party: National Union
District: 79
Chamber: House 1867
Notes: First postmaster of Silver Lake, Kansas appointed in 1868.
Source material:

1)---A History of Silver Lake, Kansas.

2)---1880 U.S. census of Silver Lake Township, Shawnee County, Kansas.



Name: Charles Patrick Olomon
Born: May 31, 1890 in Wayne County, Illinois.
Died: June 13, 1966 in Madrid, Nebraska.
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Finney
Town: Garden City
Party: Democrat
District: 115
Chamber: House 1937, SS1938
Notes: Twice married, first to Hannah Brogan, second to Ruby Sheaks.
Source material:

1)---1920 U.S. census Garden City, Finney County, Kansas.

2)---Social Security Death Index.

3)---WorldConnect at www.rootsweb.com.



Name: John O'Loughlin
Born: March 30, 1865
Died: July 4, 1933 in Hays, Kansas.
Occupation: Farmer, car dealer
County: Ellis
Town: Hays
Party: Democrat
District: 89
Chamber: House 1921, 1923, SS1923
Notes: Married Ellen McIntosh August 25, 1890 in Hyacinth, Ellis county, Kansas. Father of state legislator and first congresswoman from Kansas, Kathryn Ellen O'Loughlin.
Source material:



Name: Kathryn Ellen O'Loughlin
Born: April 24, 1894 in Hays, Kansas.
Died: January 16, 1952 in Hays, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Ellis
Town: Hays
Party: Democrat
District: 89
Chamber: House 1931
Notes: Elected to the 73rd Congress (1933-1935). First Congresswoman from Kansas.
Source material:

1)---Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989, Bicentennial Edition. United States government Printing Office, 1989.

2)---Additional information provided by John Byers O'Loughlin, of Wichita, nephew of Kathryn O'Loughlin.



Name: W. D. O'Loughlin
Born: February 23, 1885 in Lakin, Kansas.
Died: June 30, 1958 in Council Grove, Kansas.
Occupation: Mercantile business, farming, stock raising
County: Kearny
Town: Lakin
Party: Democrat
District: 116
Chamber: House 1915
Notes: Son of John O'Loughlin, of County Clare, Ireland, the first permanent white settler of Kearny County. The O'Loughlin family was very important to the commercial and community development of Lakin, Kansas. W.D. O'Loughlin served three terms as Kearny County Clerk, and was postmaster of Lakin, following his term in the legislature. W.D. O'Loughlin and his wife Grace's home is the oldest house in Lakin and is now part of the Kearny County museum complex. W.D. Loughlin is buried in family plot in Lakin, Kansas.
Source material:

1)---Information provided by Mr. O'Loughlin's granddaughter, Mary M. Sells.



Name: Otto H. Olson
Born: August 22, 1881
Died: February 5, 1963
Occupation: Farmer, Auctioneer
County: Trego
Town: Wakeeney
Party: Republican
District: 99
Chamber: House 1947
Notes: Buried in Wakeeney Cemetery, Wakeeney, Kansas.
Source material:

1)---Trego County KSGenWeb web site.



Name: Robert "Rob" S. Olson
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Business
County: Johnson
Town: Olathe
Party: Republican
District: 26
Chamber: House 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
District: 23
Chamber: Senate 2011, 2012, 2013
Notes: Married to Rachel Olson. Was elected December 20, 2010 to replace Karin Brownlee who had been named Secretary of the Kansas Department of Labor.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: William C. Olson
Born: April 20, 1837 in Sweden.
Died: September 11, 1914
Occupation: Newspaperman
County: Trego
Town: Wakeeney
Party: Democrat, Populist, Fusion?
District: 103
Chamber: House 1901
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1879. Civil War veteran: Company D, 17th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Spouse's name listed as Margaret. Buried in Wakeeney Cemetery, Wakeeney, Kansas. On the Trego County KSGenWeb web site he is listed as William G. Olson.
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1901. Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Co., 1900.

2)---U.S. 1900 census Trego County, Kansas.



Name: Olof Olsson
Born: March 31, 1841 in Karlskoga, Sweden.
Died: May 12, 1900 in Rock Island, Illinois.
Occupation: Lutheran clergyman
County: McPherson
Town: Lindsborg
Party:
District:
Chamber: House 1871
District: 78
Chamber: House 1872
Notes: Came to the U.S. in 1869 and moved to Kansas. Married in 1864 to Anna Lisa Jonsdotter. Founded Bethany Church, Lindsborg, Kansas, in 1869. Left Kansas in 1876 for Rock Island, Illinois, where he became professor of theology and later president of Augustana College and Theological Seminary. Author of several theological works.
Source material:

1)---American national biography (New York : Oxford University Press, 1999), vol. 16 p. 712-714.



Name: Edward J. O'Malley, Jr.
Born: January 26, 1975 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Died:
Occupation: Banker, Business development
County: Johnson
Town: Roeland Park
Party: Republican
District: 24
Chamber: House 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006
Notes: Married to JoAnna O'Malley.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: Michael J. O'Meara
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Banker
County: Meade
Town: Meade Center
Party: Democrat
District: 113
Chamber: House 1887
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Cowley County KSGenWeb web site.



Name: Michael "Mike" R. O'Neal
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Reno
Town: Hutchinson
Party: Republican
District: 104
Chamber: House 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988, 1989, SS1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Notes: Married to Cindy O'Neal.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: Moses A. O'Neil
Born: June 18, 1832 in Summerfield, Ohio.
Died: December 27, 1891
Occupation: Physician
County: Douglas
Town: Black Jack
Party: Republican
District: 19
Chamber: Senate 1873, 1874, SS1874
Notes: Married to Eleanor Rosebaugh.
Source material:

1)---U.S. 1870 & 1880 censuses, Palmyra Township, Douglas County, Kansas.

2)---World Connect web site at www.rootsweb.com



Name: J. W. Orem
Born:
Died:
Occupation:
County: Doniphan
Town:
Party:
District: 2
Chamber: House 1864
Notes: In the 1870 census of Wolf River Township, Doniphan County, Kansas, there is a William J. Orem, age 33, born in Maryland, occupation: farmer, living with his wife, Mary, and daughters, Rebecca and Elizabeth. This might be the same person as the J.W. Orem listed as a Kansas representative in 1864.
Source material:



Name: George D. Orner
Born: April 24, 1845 in New Jersey.
Died: January 23, 1915 in Woodward, Woodward County, Oklahoma.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Barber
Town: Medicine Lodge
Party: Republican
District: 125
Chamber: House 1881
District: 95
Chamber: House 1883
Notes: Served with Company C, 33rd Indiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Married 1st: Clemma A. Shepard; married 2nd: Eleanor Greer. Buried at Elmwood Cemetery, near Woodward, Woodward County, Oklahoma. Resigned before SS1884 to accept federal office.
Source material:

1)---World Connect web site at www.rootsweb.com



Name: Ephriam L. Orr
Born: 1831
Died: 1910
Occupation: Farmer
County: Rawlins
Town: Atwood
Party: Republican
District: 111
Chamber: House 1905
Notes: Civil War veteran: Company D, 1st Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Married three times.
Source material:

1)---Information supplied by great great granddaughter, Twylah Lemargie.



Name: James W. Orr
Born: September 14, 1855 Hillsdale County, Michigan
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Atchison
Town: Atchison
Party: Democrat
District: 2
Chamber: House 1911, 1913
Notes: Married Jennie Glick, daughter of Kansas Governor, George W. Glick, in 1883.
Source material:

1)---World Connect web site at www.rootsweb.com



Name: Oscar M. Osbon
Born: May 20, 1846 in Brown County, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation:
County: Washington
Town: Greenleaf
Party: Republican
District: 104
Chamber: House 1881
Notes: Served with Battery A, Second Illinois Artillery, during the Civil War. Came to Kansas in 1868. Married to Oral Reed in August, 1873. Moved to Pottawatomie County in 1882.
Source material:

1)---William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (1883), Pottawatomie chapter.



Name: Stephen J. Osborn
Born: November 22, 1846 near Eaton, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Trego County/1885-1886, Saline County/1899
Town: Wakeeney, Salina
Party: Republican
District: 121
Chamber: House 1885, SS1886
District: 67
Chamber: House 1899
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1879. Served as Speaker of the House in 1899. Married Miss Belle McCreary in 1874 in Atchison County, Missouri. They had three children. Their daughter, Grace served as assistant state librarian of the Kansas State Library.
Source material:

1)---Kansas Cyclopedia, Volume III, part 2, Standard Publishing Co. Chicago : 1912.



Name: Thomas Andrew Osborn
Born: October 26, 1836 near Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
Died: February 4, 1898 in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Doniphan 1861, 1862; Shawnee 1889, 1891
Town: Elwood 1861, 1862; Topeka 1889, 1891
Party: Republican
District: 1
Chamber: Senate 1861, 1862
District: 18
Chamber: Senate 1889, 1891
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1857. In 1870 he married Julia Delahay. Governor of Kansas, 1873-1877. In 1877 he was appointed Minister from the U.S. to Chile and from 1881-1885 he served at the U.S.'s Brazilian mission.
Source material:

1)---"Biographies of Members of the Legislature of 1861." found in: Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1907-1908. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1908.



Name: Verlyn D. (Vern) Osborne
Born: March 17, 1938
Died:
Occupation: Property management
County: Pottawatomie
Town: St. George
Party: Republican
District: 61
Chamber: House 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Notes: Appointed to replace Edward Pugh on March 5, 1997.
Source material:



Name: Vincent B. Osborne
Born: 1839 in Massachusetts.
Died: December 1, 1879 in Ellsworth, Kansas.
Occupation:
County: Ellsworth
Town: Ellsworth
Party:
District: 85
Chamber: House 1872
Notes: Osborne County, Kansas named in his honor. Served in Company A, Second Kansas Calvalry during the Civil War. Lost his right leg January 17, 1865, on the steamer Anna Jacobs on the Arkansas River. Wife's name Lilie.
Source material:

1)---1870 U.S. censuses of Fort Harker & U.S. censuses of Ellsworth, both in Ellsworth County, Kansas.

2)---Official web site for Ellsworth County, Kansas.



Name: William F. Osborne
Born: December 31, 1830 in Pennsylvania.
Died: January 21, 1914
Occupation: Physician
County: Douglas
Town: Baldwin
Party: Republican
District: 14
Chamber: House 1899
Notes: Records indicate he was married twice, once to a Frances L. and then to a Nana Kate Ashby, on June 2, 1900.
Source material:

1)---1880 U.S. census of Coffey County, Kansas; 1900 U.S. census of Douglas County, Kansas.

2)---World Connect web site at www.rootsweb.com.



Name: William Franklin Osborne
Born: April, 1827 in Indiana.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Greenwood
Town: Virgil
Party: Republican
District: 75
Chamber: House 1869, 1870, 1871
District: 84
Chamber: House 1881
Notes: See History of Kansas by William Cutler, published in 1883, page 1,214 for more information. Married to Mary Barnes who died in 1864. Second spouse listed as Sarah.
Source material:

1)---1870 U.S. census of Coffey County, Kansas, and 1880, 1900 U.S. census of Greenwood County, Kansas.

2)---An Illustrated History of Central Oregon (Spokane, WA : Western Historical Publishing Co., 1905).

3)---Biography of W.F. Osborne's son, George H. Osborne.



Name: Henry W. Oshant
Born: February, 1856 in New York.
Died:
Occupation: Real estate, Abstractor
County: Ellis
Town: Hays City
Party: Democrat
District: 94
Chamber: House 1905, 1907, SS1908
Notes: Spouse's name listed as Zetta.
Source material:

1)---1900 U.S. census Big Creek Township, Ellis County, Kansas.



Name: Carl G. Ossmann
Born: April 28, 1911 in Concordia, Kansas.
Died: January 15, 2002 in Topeka, Kansas.
Occupation: Architect
County: Shawnee
Town: Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 45
Chamber: House 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
Notes: Appointed acting Kansas State Architect in 1977. Married Catherine S. Bender on September 12, 1944 she passed away. Married Helen on December 6, 1958.
Source material:

1)---Obituary, Topeka Capital-Journal January 18, 2002.

2)---Social Security Death Index.



Name: Theodore Ossweiler
Born: 1847 in Fliessen, Trier, Prussia.
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita, Goddard, Garden Plain, Andale
Party: Populist, Democrat
District: 72
Chamber: House 1901
District: 73
Chamber: House 1905
District: 68
Chamber: 1913, 1915
Notes: Came to America in 1867. Came to Kansas in 1878. Married in 1874 to Frances Ruehl.
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1901. Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Co., 1900.

2)---William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (1883), Sedgwick County Chapter.


Name: Leslie G. Osterman
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Retired
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 97
Chamber: House 2011, 2012, 2013
Notes: Married to Louise Osterman.
Source material:


Name: Walter C. Ostertag
Born: July, 1874 in Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Insurance
County: Atchison
Town: Atchison
Party: Republican
District: 2
Chamber: House 1919, SS1919
Notes: Died before SS1920. The Kansas State Historical Society has a vertical file on Walter C. Ostertag.
Source material:

1)---1880 and 1900 U.S. censuses, Atchison, Kansas.



Name: John Ostlind, Jr.
Born: August 13, 1866 in Varmland, Sweden.
Died: October 4, 1951 in McPherson, Kansas.
Occupation:
County: McPherson
Town: McPherson
Party: Republican
District: 64
Chamber: House 1911, 1913, 1917
Notes: Came to the United States when he was five years old. Married December 16, 1891 to Fora Bergren. Buried McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas.
Source material:

1)---Obituary in McPherson Daily Republican, October 5, 1951. [supplied by Elsie Newell of the McPherson Public Library, McPherson, Kansas.]



Name: Ralph Ostmeyer
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Farmer/Rancher
County: Gove
Town: Grinnell
Party: Republican
District: 118
Chamber: House 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
District: 40
Chamber: Senate 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Notes: Married to Kay Ostmeyer.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: Timothy P. O'Sullivan
Born: April 7, 1946 in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Reno
Town: Hutchinson
Party: Democrat
District: 104
Chamber: House 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
Notes: Married in 1970 to Patricia Anne Aylward.
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in American Politics, 7th edition. New York: Bowker Co., 1979.



Name: Mildred Otis
Born: October 9, 1914
Died: May 15, 1999
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Phillips
Town: Phillipsburg
Party: Republican
District: 87
Chamber: House 1953, 1955, 1956
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Social Security Death Index.



Name: Archibald "Archie" R. Ott
Born: about 1895 in Missouri.
Died:
Occupation: Accountant
County: Rush
Town: La Crosse
Party: Democrat
District: 90
Chamber: House 1935, SS1936
Notes:
Source material:

1)---1910 U.S. census, Rush County, Kansas.



Name: Belva J. Ott
Born: June 5, 1940 in Wichita, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation: Small business owner, Insurance clerk, Medical secretary, Transcriptionist
County: Sedgwick
Town: Wichita
Party: Republican
District: 92
Chamber: House 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1995, 1996
Notes: Married in 1959 to Harold Arthur Ott. Appointed to succeed J. H. Reeves, resigned.
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in American Politics, 7th edition. New York: Bowker Co., 1979.



Name: Bob Ott
Born: June 23, 1937
Died:
Occupation: Petroleum distributor
County: Saline
Town: Salina
Party: Republican
District: 71
Chamber: House 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, SS1987, 1988
Notes:
Source material:



Name: Carl A. Ott
Born: December 30, 1908 in Clay Center, Kansas.
Died: November 25, 1973 in Marysville, Kansas.
Occupation: Chiropractor
County: Marshall
Town: Marysville
Party: Democrat
District: 38
Chamber: House 1965, 1966, SS1966
District: 54
Chamber: House 1967, 1968
Notes: Married Bertha K. Koplin October 25, 1931.
Source material:

1)---"House Resolution 1053," Journal of the House of Representatives, Kansas Legislature, 1974.



Name: Charles A. Ott
Born: April 26, 1899
Died: October, 1981
Occupation: Farmer, Stockman
County: Trego
Town: Wakeeney
Party: Republican
District: 99
Chamber: House 1959, 1960
Notes:
Source material:

1)---Social security Death Index.



Name: Kent A. Ott
Born: August 27, 1955
Died:
Occupation: Farmer
County: Sumner
Town: Mulvane
Party: Republican
District: 81
Chamber: House 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
Notes:
Source material:



Name: Bill Otto
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Teacher (Retired)
County: Coffey
Town: LeRoy
Party: Republican
District: 9
Chamber: House 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Notes: Married to JoNita Otto.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: Alphonso R. Oursler
Born: about September, 1853 in Indiana.
Died:
Occupation: Grain dealer
County: Jackson
Town: Circleville
Party: Republican
District: 40
Chamber: House 1899
Notes: Son of Senator Rufus Oursler. Spouse's name listed as Nellie.
Source material:

1)---1900 U.S. census, Circleville, Jackson County, Kansas.

2)---History of Kansas / William G. Cutler. (Topeka, Kansas : A. t. Andreas, 1883.) Also available on th internet at: http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/jackson.



Name: Henry Oursler
Born: March 20, 1885 in Hillsboro, Kansas.
Died: March 8, 1957 in Topeka, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer, Steamfitter, Farmer (Retired)
County: Montgomery
Town: Coffeyville
Party: Democrat
District: 26
Chamber: House 1957
Notes: Married November 23 1910, to Bessie Swarthout. Succeeded by Fred L. Hedges, March 18, 1957.
Source material:



Name: Rufus Oursler
Born: 1826 in Brown County, Ohio.
Died: July 13, 1885 in Circleville, Kansas.
Occupation: Merchant, Banker
County: Jackson
Town: Circleville
Party: Republican
District: 6
Chamber: Senate 1863, 1864
Notes: Married Miss Pheba A. Worth in Plainfield, Indiana, March 1, 1849. Came to Kansas in 1857. Founder of Circleville, and started the Bank of Circleville in 1876. Father of Representative Alphonso R. Oursler.
Source material:

1)---History of Kansas / William G. Cutler. (Topeka, Kansas : A.T. Andreas, 1883.) Also available on the internet at: http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/jackson.

2)---Obituary, The Onaga Journal, July 16, 1885.



Name: Otto O. Outcalt
Born: November, 1859 in Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio.
Died:
Occupation: Newspaper editor
County: Coffey
Town: Burlington
Party: Populist
District: 32
Chamber: House 1897, SS1898
Notes: Came to Kansas in 1884. Married to Eva Scott.
Source material:

1)---Handbook of the Kansas Legislature, 1897 (Topeka, Kan. : Crane & Company, 1897).

2)---1900 U.S. census, Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas.

3)---Obituary of W.W. Scott(Eva Outcalt's father), http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/civilwar/William_Scott.htm.



Name: John Ferguson Overfield
Born: February 19, 1861 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Died: November 5, 1934 in Independence, Kansas.
Occupation: Oil producer
County: Montgomery
Town: Independence
Party: Republican
District: 12
Chamber: Senate 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915
Notes: Married Clara Jane Rhodes December 12, 1887. Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Kansas.
Source material:

1)---1900 U.S. census, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.

2)---WorldConnect at rootsweb.com.



Name: Richard L. Overman
Born: March 3, 1948
Died:
Occupation: Newspaper accounting mgr., Rancher
County: Labette
Town: Oswego
Party: Republican
District: 2
Chamber: House 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
Notes: Mr. Overman is now retired. He is no longer a Republican, but serves as Democrat Precinct committeeman for the third ward in Oswego.
Source material:

1)---Mr. Richard Overman provided some of the information.



Name: David Overmyer
Born: May 1, 1847 in Pickaway County, Ohio.
Died: January, 1907 Topeka, Kansas.
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Shawnee
Town: North Topeka
Party: Republican
District: 46
Chamber: House 1885, SS1886
Notes: Married August 24, 1874 to Alice Hicks. In the 1885 House Journal he is listed as David Overmyer. In the 1886SS House Journal his surname is spelled Overmeyer.
Source material:

1)---Death notice found in Higbee News (Higbee, Missouri), January 18, 1907, issue, donated by Helen Bremmer. Note... in the death notice the surname is spelled Overmeyer.

2)---Kansas House Journals for 1885 and 1886 Sessions.

3)---1900 U.S. census of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.



Name: Robert Mitchell Overstreet
Born: December 22, 1827 in Oldham County, Kentucky.
Died: December 27, 1915 in El Reno, Oklahoma.
Occupation: Minister
County: Lyon
Town: Emporia
Party:
District: 64
Chamber: House 1871
Notes: Married Martha Maxwell Baugh in August, 1852.
Source material:

1)---1870 and 1880 U.S. censuses, Emporia, Kansas.

2)---WorldConnect at rootsweb.com



Name: David "Dave" C. Owen
Born: August 10, 1938 in Hermitage, Arkansas.
Died:
Occupation: Banker, Realtor
County: Johnson
Town: Overland Park
Party: Republican
District: 5, Pos.3
Chamber: Senate 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972
Notes: Married in 1958 to Beverly Ann Lewis. Acting Lt. Governor of Kansas, 1973-1975.
Source material:

1)---Who's Who in American Politics, 7th edition. New York: Bowker Co., 1979.



Name: William Arthur Owen
Born: August 13, 1861 or 1862 in Fort Scott, Kansas.
Died:
Occupation:
County: Bourbon
Town: Fort Scott
Party: Republican
District: 21
Chamber: House 1901
Notes: Married December 25, 1890, to Alice D. Bray.
Source material:

1)---1900 U.S. census, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas. (birth year listed 1861)

2)---Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history (1912).



Name: Thomas "Tim" C. Owens
Born:
Died:
Occupation: Attorney
County: Johnson
Town: Overland Park
Party: Republican
District: 19
Chamber: House 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, SS2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
District: 8
Chamber: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Notes: Married to Donna M. Owens.
Source material:

1)---http://www.kslegislature.org



Name: Fernando J. Oyler
Born: June, 1868 in Indiana.
Died: October 15, 1933
Occupation: Lawyer
County: Allen
Town: Iola
Party: Democrat
District: 14
Chamber: Senate 1933
Notes: Spouse's name listed as Alice. Succeeded by L. T. Cannon, October 30, 1933.
Source material:

1)---1910 U.S. census Iola, Allen County, Kansas.

2)---1900 U.S. census Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas.

3)---1933 Special Session Senate Journal.


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