Biography of R. H. Ostrander
Monroe County, MI Biographies

R. H. OSTRANDER, druggist of Milan; Mich., was born in London, Monroe county, Mich., Sept. 28, 1859. His father, William Ostrander, was born in New York State, and came to Michigan in 1856. He purchased land with his brother and then entered the mercantile business. During the Rebellion William Ostrander was enguged as enlisting officer for the United States Army, with headquarters at Detroit. Riesdoff attended the district school at London, helping his father in the store until he was 16 years of age; he then went to Dandee to the high school, after two years he entered the high school at Ann Arbor, then entering the Pharmacy Department of the Michigan State University of Ann Arbor, Mich., and graduated in the class of 1883. In the fall of 1883 he entered a wholesale drag house at Atlanta. Ga. Then came to Ohio and secured a position as prescription clerk, remaining one year. ne then came to Dandee, Mich., entered the employ of Geo. W. Hurd and took charge of the business while Mr. Hurd was at the New Orleans Exposition. But wiahing to be in business for himself, he came to Milan and opened a first class drug store, which he continues to manage. April 13, 1886, he married May E. Wisdom, of Milan, Mich., her parents being residents of that place. Mr. Ostrander is a member of Wolverine Lodge, No. 197, I. O. O. F. of Milan, Mich.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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