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O. P.  McMican
(1895-1977)

Oliver Perry McMican was born in Marion, Kentucky on January 30, 1895, the son of Martha "Mattie" Jane Gass and Charles McMican, a traveling minister. His mother died seven months after he was born; consequently his father remarried and left Oliver to be raised in Kentucky by his maternal grandparents, Margaret Tiddwell and Richard Gass. Considered to be a "bright and promising boy," he was working as an assistant cashier at the People's Savings Bank of Henderson, Kentucky at the young age of 15.

Oliver served for two years in the Army prior to World War I as a Corporal in charge of an engineering detachment, rejoining the Army in 1918 and resigning in 1920 as a First Lieutenant.

As of 1917 he was living in Portland, Oregon, unemployed and with no permanent address. By January 1953 he had relocated to Arizona. Desert Magazines reported that he gave a talk on calcium fluoride (fluorite) at a meeting of the Yavapai Gem and Mineral Society. He died in Prescott, Arizona on March 13, 1977.

References:
Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900.
Social Security Death Index.
U.S. Federal Census, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930.
Official Army Register, 1922.
HUGHES, J. L. (1911) The Hughes Family and Connections. p.142-143.
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