Mary L. Jobe Akeley / Harry F. Hazlett

Mary L. Jobe Akeley / Harry F. Hazlett (HM1IGS)

Location: Tippecanoe, OH 44699 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 18.473', W 81° 11.499'

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Mary L. Jobe Akeley
Mary Leonore Jobe was born on January 29, 1878, near Tappan, Harrison County, Ohio. She earned a bachelor's degree from Scio College and master's degree from Columbia University. While studying, she began a life-long career of exploration and natural history investigation. She first explored areas of British Columbia, Canada in 1905 and in 1916 started Camp Mystic, a summer camp in Connecticut for girls. She married explorer Carl E. Akeley in 1924 and completed an expedition to Africa when Carl died in the Belgian Congo in 1926. Honors include the naming of Mount Jobe in Canada to recognize her achievements and Belgium awarding her the Cross of the Knight, Order of the Crown, for her work in the Belgian Congo. She is known for her books and contributions to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. She died on July 19, 1966, and is buried in Deersville.

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Harry F. Hazlett
Major General Harry F. Hazlett was born in Deersville on April 17, 1884. His military career spanned three decades, beginning in 1916 in the Mexican Border War. He served overseas in World War I as a machine gun officer, earning the Belgian War Cross for bravery in action. After the war, he was Professor of Military Science and Tactics at both the University of Akron and the University of Dayton. During World War II he served as chief of staff of the Replacement and School Command of the Army ground forces until 1946 and went on to serve as Post Commander at Yokohama, Japan until 1947. After retiring from the military, he lived in California.
Marker Number4-34
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Deersville Improvement and Historic Preservation Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at 9:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 483714 N 4461947
Decimal Degrees40.30788333, -81.19165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 18.473', W 81° 11.499'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 18' 28.38" N, 81° 11' 29.94" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 226 Main St, Tippecanoe OH 44699, US
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