Biography of Oliver S. Westcott


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OLIVER S. WESTCOTT, teacher, was born at Wickford, R. I., December 15, 1834, where he received his early education. He began life as a teacher in 1853, while still continuing his studies at Suffield, Conn., and in 1856 graduated at Brown University, Providence, R. I. In 1858 he came to Dwight, Livingston Co., Ill. He taught or some years in that place, and in Kendall and Kane counties, at one time holding the office of County Clerk of the former county. He also taught at Warsaw and Lockport, Ill., and in the fall of 1867 came to Chicago. He was professor of mathematics in the Central High School for three years, after which he was for the same length of time in the employ of Brewer & Tileston, publishers, of Boston; then again at the Central High School as professor of mathematics and zoology for a term of four years. subsequently going to Racine, Wis., where he was f or three years Superintendent of the schools of that city. Returning to Chicago in the fall of 1881, he was for a time professor of mathematics and zoology at the North Division High School. of which he is now principal Professor Westcott has made his home at Maywood since the fall of 1872.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.