Collection Number: SC#9
Theodore W. Osterloh Collection
Theodore W. Osterloh (b.1872-d.1964) was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and moved to Joplin, Missouri in the 1890s. He was the owner of the Osterloh Book Store in Joplin, Missouri from 1896 through 1949. After selling the bookstore he became president of the Joplin Home Savings and Loan Company.
Theodore W. Osterloh married his first wife, Amanda Nussbaum in 1900. They had three children, Ralph Osterloh, Robert Osterloh and Mary Margaret “Tudy” Aiton. After Amanda’s death in 1950, Theodore W. Osterloh married his second wife, Ruth Bittick West in 1955. They remained married until Theodore W. Osterloh’s death in 1964.
Letters and correspondence of the Osterloh family. Mr. Theodore W. Osterloh (b.1872-d.1964) was a Joplin businessman, who ran the Osterloh Bookstore in downtown Joplin. 1897s-1970s.
Theodore W. Osterloh
Mary Margaret “Tudy” Aiten
Lyle Phillips, Christine Phillips
Donated by George Greenlee in 1980.
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