1856 - Oliver Hampton Smith (DePauw University 1856)

Oliver Hampton Smith (DePauw University 1856)

Minister. DAL (DePauw Alumnal Record) #142: "Teacher, Maryville Missouri, A.B. [1856]; A.M. 1859. Born June 2, 1831, in Harrisburg, Indiana. 1859, principal Thornton Academy; 1864, principal Danville Academy; 1866, president Rockport Collegiate Institute; 1873, superintendent Jeffersonville Public Schools; 1883, presiding elder, Little Rock District, Little Rock [Methodist Episcopal] Conference; 1886, transferred to the Missouri Conference, and served the Cameron and Trenton stations; 1889, elected president Maryville Seminary and founded that institution. Married, December 27, 1857, Miss Elvira Allen." Initiated April 1858 as a graduate (although that is not noted in body of the chapter minutes). Asbury Board of Visitors 1864, 1869, 1871. Worked in newspapers, including Danville Union and Greencastle Banner. Regular visitor to the chapter. Died January 4, 1920 in Greenville; obituary, The Phi Gamma Delta, 42-4 (February 1920), pages 515-516.

Smith's brother-in-law Walter Allen (1882) joined Phi Gamma Delta at DePauw.
Abstract/Description: Oliver Hampton Smith (DePauw University 1856)

Minister. DAL (DePauw Alumnal Record) #142: "Teacher, Maryville Missouri, A.B. [1856]; A.M. 1859. Born June 2, 1831, in Harrisburg, Indiana. 1859, principal Thornton Academy; 1864, principal Danville Academy; 1866, president Rockport Collegiate Institute; 1873, superintendent Jeffersonville Public Schools; 1883, presiding elder, Little Rock District, Little Rock [Methodist Episcopal] Conference; 1886, transferred to the Missouri Conference, and served the Cameron and Trenton stations; 1889, elected president Maryville Seminary and founded that institution. Married, December 27, 1857, Miss Elvira Allen." Initiated April 1858 as a graduate (although that is not noted in body of the chapter minutes). Asbury Board of Visitors 1864, 1869, 1871. Worked in newspapers, including Danville Union and Greencastle Banner. Regular visitor to the chapter. Died January 4, 1920 in Greenville; obituary, The Phi Gamma Delta, 42-4 (February 1920), pages 515-516.

Smith's brother-in-law Walter Allen (1882) joined Phi Gamma Delta at DePauw.

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Lambda; DePauw University