|Born on 23 Feb 1875 in
Smithton, Pettis Co., Missouri, E.O. was the
eldest child of Ryan and Sarah (Dulaban). When
his parents died in 1896, he took on the
responsibility of raising his younger brother
Norman. The following year he married Hattie B.
(Sutton) and the family moved to Washington Co.,
Colorado where he raised horses and farmed wheat.
They later lived in Fort Collins, Colorado where
E.O. died in 1971.