Edward T. Osler, Military
Title: Edward T. Osler,
Creator: Osler, Edward T., 1895-1964
Quantity: 1 box (0.2 linear
Collection Number: MS 0109
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Preferred Citation: Edward T. Osler, Military Correspondence (MS 0109). Archives & Special
Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
Edward T. Osler was born in 1895 in Illinois. His parents, John Booth Osler and Mary
Osler, moved to the Kenesaw, Nebraska, area about 1900, where other members of the
Osler family had lived as early as 1870. Osler entered the Army Medical Corps Base
Hospital 14 on 4 March 1918. He received training at Fort Riley, Kansas. On 7 June
1918, he left the U.S. assigned to Bordeaux, France, as a Private First Class in the
U.S. Army Medical Corps. He returned to the United States on 23 May 1919 and
received his discharge at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on 8 June 1919. Osler moved to Denver,
Colorado, and became a stationary engineer with Montgomery Ward. Osler died in April
Scope and Content:
The Osler materials are largely comprised of correspondence to Osler's family while
he served in the Medical Corps during WWI. Additional items include correspondence
from the Kenesaw, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and the Sterling National Bank of
Sterling, Colorado; Christmas cards from friends; Osler's will; a 1910-1911 report
card from grade school; a 1946 bank book; deeds to gravesites purchased by Osler's
mother; and newspaper clippings.
Osler, Edward T., 1895-1964
United States. Army. Medical Corps. -- Personal
World War, 1914-1918
Box 1. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1917-1918, May
Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, 1918, June, 1940, undated
Box 1. Folder 3. Report cards, deeds, bank book, will, newspaper clippings