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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Alumni - U

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Ulrich, Edward O.

Citation: Albert L. Marting, ed., “Deaths,” Baldwin-Wallace Alumnus 22, no. 2 (1944): p. 15.

Dr. Edward Oscar Ulrich, internationally known paleontologist and geologist, passed away on February 22, 1944 in Washington, D. C. He was 87 years old on February 1.

He was with the United States Geological Survey from 1897 to his retirement in 1932 and served as an associate in paleontology with the National Museum from 1914 until the time of his death. Dr. Ulrich had done pioneer work in the study of fossils. He was an original fellow of the Geological Society of America and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Geological Society of London, the Geological Society of Sweden, and the Philadelphia Academy of Sciences.

Born in Cincinnati he spent his early years at Covington, Kentucky to which city the family moved shortly after his birth. An alumnus of Baldwin-Wallace College, he was given the master of arts degree in 1886. In 1892 he was honored with the degree of doctor of sciences. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lydia Sennhauser Ulrich, and his sister, Miss Suzanne Ulrich of Cincinnati.

Uphoff, Robert A.

Citation: “A Chaplain at Work,” Baldwin-Wallace College News Letter 10, no. 8 (1944): p. 2.

Robert Uphoff's senior photo from 1935. Source: Grindstone, 1935, pg.41. Click on image to enlarge.

Capt. Robert A. Uphoff. '35, is back in the states after outstanding services and miraculous escape from death in the south Pacific. A chaplain in the 37th Division, he was given the Legion of Merit Award following a citation by Major General O. W. Griswold of the Fourteenth Army Corps. The award read as follows: "

. . . For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services in the South Pacific Area, during the period from 18 November 1942 to 26 January 1944. In the Fiji Islands, Chaplain Uphoff spared neither time nor physical strength to provide the troops of the infantry battalion w i t h spiritual comfort, and recreational facilities. He continued his physically exhausting activities on behalf of morale at Guadal canal from the Spring of 1943 to July 1943. Subsequently, at New Georgia, he was a bulwark of strength to the men engaged in jungle warfare. During the Bougainville campaign, from 19 November 1943 to 26 January 1944, Chaplain Uphoff visited all frontline units individually and unselfishly expended his failing physical strength to visit the wounded daily and bury the dead. Throughout his long period of service with a combat infantry battalion, he exemplified the highest ideals of an Army Chaplain by his magnificent devotion to duty.

"Literally bombed from a fox hole by an enemy bomb, Captain Uphoff at first continued his services seemingly unharmed in his miraculous escape from death. It was soon apparent, however, that he had suffered a skull injury necessitating hospitalization and rest. He was brought to New Orleans where he spent some weeks in the hospital. Latest word is that he is now at work at Camp Lee.