Arthur Frederick Ostrander - Biography

Biography

Arthur was the youngest child of Abram Cline (September 12, 1843 - October 2, 1914) and Harriet Louise Ostrander (April 15, 1856 - November 6, 1947). He was descended from Dutch settlers who migrated to the town of New Amsterdam (present day New York City) in the 1660s. He had five siblings: Louis Sherley Ostrander, George Francis Ostrander, Cornelia Elizabeth "Nina" Ostrander Dudley, Faith Wilbur Ostrander Allen Gatling, and Helen Louise Ostrander Smith.

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