Oliver Peebles Jenkins 1
- Born: 03 Nov 1850, Clermont Co., OH 2 3
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth Rebecca Hester
- Died: 09 Jan 1935, CA
The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume VI Jenkins, Thornton Alexander page 73 JENKINS, Oliver Peebles, educator, was born at Bantam, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1850; son of George Peterson and Caroline M. (Hitch) Jenkins, and grandson of John and Eliza (Homan) Jenkins, and of John and Nancy (Simmons) Hitch. He [p.73] was graduated from Moore's Hill college, Ind., in 1869, was professor of natural science there, 1876-82; professor of natural science at the Indiana State normal school, 1883-86; professor of biology at De Pauw university, Ind., 1886-91, and in 1891 was elected professor of physiology and histology at Leland Stanford, Jr., university, Cal. He received from Indiana university the degree of M.S. in 1886, and that of Ph.D. in 1889. He is the author of the Indiana state series of text books on physiology; books and papers on nature study in elementary schools, and papers on the fishes of the United States, Mexico and Hawaiian Islands.
Oliver married Elizabeth Rebecca Hester. (Elizabeth Rebecca Hester was born in 1856.)