- Born: 25 Aug 1885, Gibson Co., IN 2269
- Marriage (1): Catherine Spicer
- Died: 1949
From "A Hitch Orchard," Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931: "Othniel Hitch was a lawyer in Indianapolis, IN. It was he who contributed much data for his line. He is a Mason and Editor-In-Chief of the "Keystone Static", a paper pertaining to news of his lodge, The Keystone Chapter of Masons. In the year 1930 he held the office of director of the Masonic Temple Association. Worked his way through college.
Catherine Spencer, his wife, was in the service as an Army nurse during World War I and was stationed in the camp hospital at Camp Upton, NY. The compiler met Mrs. Hitch during the summer of 1931. She was a most charming and beautiful woman. The summer of 1933 she went to Europe, as a nurse with the next to the last group of Gold Star Mothers. She visited me on the way home."
He was and attorney in Indianapolis and appointed to Indiana War Historical Commission in March, 1941 (Indiana Magazine of History, vol. XL, page 231)
In the Federal Census of 1920, Othneil Hitch is listed as a lodger in the YWCA in Marion County, Indiana as follows: - Othneil Hitch, age 34, born in IN.
Othneil married Catherine Spicer. (Catherine Spicer was born on 16 Oct 1894 in IN 67 and died in May 1983 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN 2270.)