Olin was born November 1, 1900 at the Wilson home, a frame house on State Street in Alliance. He graduated from Alliance High School in 1918, Mount Union College in 1922 and the University of Pittsburgh in 1926. He interned at Saint Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh and did post graduate study at Harvard University in Electrocardiology. During summer months Olin worked as a journeyman bricklayer to help pay for his education.
June 28, 1930 Olin married Josephine Earseman. Josephine was the daughter of Alice Lease and Walter Earseman, born at Louisville, Ohio October 1, 1901. She graduated from Mount Union College in 1923 and did graduate work at Cornell University. She taught biology at McKinley High School in Canton. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and P .E.O., past president of Canton College Club, past president of Stark County Medical Auxiliary and past president of Mount Union Alumni Association of Canton.
During World War II Olin received a commission of Captain in the U. S. Air Force in December, 1942 and was stationed at Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado and was discharged as Major at the end of the conflict. He was Chief of Medical Services at Lowry at that time.
Olin became a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and a Diplomat of Internal Medicine and was a member of the Senior Staff of Timken Mercy Hospital in Canton. He practiced Internal Medicine in Canton from 1927 unti I 1960 when he and Josephine retired to Congress Lake, Hartville, Ohio. He was a member of S.A.E., fraternity, Canton Rotary Club, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of AI Koran Shrine in Cleveland and a member of Congress Lake Country Club.
John Leas Wilson
John, son of Olin and Josephine, was born May 5, 1932 at Canton. Although blind, he graduated from Lehman High School, attended Hamilton College, graduated from Mount Union College, Magna Cum Laude, in 1954, graduated from the Law School of the University of Michigan in 1957 with the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence with honors. He was a member of the Law Review. In 1957 he was accepted in the Department of Justice, (Anti-trust Division) , and was later selected as one of a group of five who were chosen as the ablest young attorneys in the U. S. Federal Bar Association. In 1973 he was one of the two lawyers selected by the Justice Department to be honored at their annual Honors Day program.
John has been an avid ham radio operator since the age of 15. In 1974 he was invited to become a member of the World Radio Club which is based in London. Membership is limited to 500, and they are considered to be the finest radio operators in the world. His Washington Radio Club team of operators twice won world-wide contests and John is custodian of the two cups for 1968 and 1969.
John lives at 2801 New Mexico Ave. N.W., Apt. 1107, Washington, D.C. 20007. As of this printing he is planning to marry Cem Martin on February 27,1976.