Biography of Paul Ohman
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Paul Ohman, who is successfully engaged in the insurance business at Joliet, is a native of Illinois. He was born at Princeton, Oct. 14, 1893, the son of Carl R. E. and Bonnie (McQuilken) Ohman.

Carl R. E. Ohman was born at Princeton, Ill., and his wife is a native of Bryan, Ohio. They have three children: Paul, the subject of this sketch; Kathryn, a graduate of Bellevue College, an instructor in history and French at the Wisconsin State Normal College, Superior, Wis.; and Mac, popular song composer, lives at Omaha, Neb.

Bonnie (McQuilken) Ohman is the daughter of Capt. Robert McQuilken, who served during the Civil War with the Army of the Potomac as a member of the cavalry. He died soon after the close of the war.

Paul Ohman was graduated from Omaha (Neb.) High School in 1911 and received the degree of Bachelor of Science from Bellevue College in 1915. He was then appointed as physical director of Logan (Iowa) High School, and in 1916 became Science and Physical Education instructor at North Platte (Neb.) High School. On June 1, 1918, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy for service during the World War and was stationed at the Great Lakes Training Station in Chicago. He was later transferred to the Emergency Hospital at Joliet, and from there to Hampden Roads, Va., where he served as an instructor in the Hospital School until Aug. 9, 1919, when he was discharged as pharmacists mate, first class. He then went to Chicago where he was employed by the Western Electric Company as chemical research engineer. Since April 15, 1922, Mr. Ohman has been located at Joliet where he is representative for the Union Central Life Insurance Company of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mr. Ohman was married Jan. 10, 1920, to Miss Celia Jordan, the daughter of Clifton Wing and Julia (Ray) Jordan, natives of Illinois. Mr. Jordan, who died Sept. 1, 1921, was representative for the Union Central Life Insurance Company in Joliet. Mr. and Mrs. Ohman have three children: Ray Jordan, born Oct. 4, 1920; Clifton Paul, born May 30, 1922; and Celia Kathryn, born May 30, 1927.

Politically Mr. Ohman is a Republican. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and is affiliated with Matteson Lodge, A. F. and A. M. No. 175, American Legion, Harwood Post No. 5, and the "40 and 8" Society, Kiwanis Club, Joliet Country Club, Isaac Walton League, and Chamber of Commerce. He is also a director of the Elmhurst Cemetery Association.

From:
History of Will County, Illinois
By: August Maue
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1928


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