Doctor Harvey Leatherman Eby

Male 1874 - 1966  (91 years)


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  • Name Doctor Harvey Leatherman Eby 
    Title Doctor 
    Born 4 Oct 1874  Canaan, Wayne County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 May 1966  Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I272008482408  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2013 

    Father Tobias S Eby,   b. 30 Oct 1841, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1929, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Susannah Leatherman,   b. 9 Mar 1844, Medina County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1917, Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 01 May 1870  Medino County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1090953837  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Anna Marie Brawley,   b. 25 Jul 1876, Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1930, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1910 
    Children 
     1. Constance M Eby,   b. 21 Apr 1911, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F246729425722  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Salter,   b. Unknown 
    Married 24 Aug 1935  California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F246729425724  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1874 - Canaan, Wayne County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Aug 1935 - California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 May 1966 - Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1880 Census Canaan, Wayne, Ohio as Harvey EBY
      1900 Census Sugar Creek, Putnam, Ohio as Hervey L ELY; single boarding with the family of Henry and Angeline GARDNER. Occupation Teacher
      1920 Census Berkeley, Alameda, California as Harvey L EBY; Occupation Teacher at University
      1930 Census Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California as Harvey L EBY; Occupation Professor at University

    • Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962 about Harvey Ebey
      Name: Harvey Ebey
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth Place: Canaan Township Wayne, Ohio
      Birth Date: 4 Oct 1874
      Father's Name: Tobias Ebey
      Mother's Name: Susannah Leatherman
      FHL Film Number: 475466

    • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Harvey Leathumo Eby
      Name: Harvey Leathumo Eby
      [Harvey Leatherman Eby]
      County: Albany
      State: Wyoming
      Birth Date: 4 Oct 1874
      Race: White

    • Social Security Death Index about Harvey L. Eby
      Name: Harvey L. Eby
      SSN: 565-68-0721
      Born: 4 Oct 1874
      Died: 15 May 1966
      State (Year) SSN issued: California (1963)

    • California, Death Index, 1940-1997 about Harvey L Eby
      Name: Harvey L Eby
      Social Security #: 565680721
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 4 Oct 1874
      Birth Place: Ohio
      Death Date: 19 May 1966
      Death Place: Los Angeles
      Mother's Maiden Name: Leatherm
    • Harvey L. Eby, Education: Los Angeles

      1874-1966
      Professor Emeritus

      Professor Harvey L. Eby throughout his life was noted for his interest in people, their successes, their education, their disappointments and how to overcome them, and all the forces which make people what they are.

      The story of his life, including his education, his experiences, his determination to succeed in spite of obstacles, shows him to have been a person of pioneering spirit and indomitable courage. He was born in Ohio on a small farm with a heavy mortgage. Upon completing the eighth grade and successfully passing a county examination, he started his working career by teaching for four years in rural schools.

      Following this and after special training at the Ohio Northern University, he became head teacher in a school with three teachers and was then promoted to the principalship of a rural high school where he remained until age 21 with almost all of his meager salary having been applied against the farm mortgage. By that time he had become more than ever convinced that his mission in life was to serve people and that probably the most effective way to do this was to participate extensively in teacher preparation and supervision.

      Consequently, through part-time programs and summer sessions, he was able to secure his first college degree in 1906 from the National Normal University in Ohio, following which he attained a second Bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1910 and then both the Master's in 1921 and the Doctorate in 1923 from the University of California at Berkeley. Interspersed with his education was his experience as superintendent of schools of Bellevue, Kentucky, from 1906 to 1909 and superintendent of schools of Alliance, Ohio, from 1910 to 1913. He then taught for three years at Kent State University, following which he was made Professor of Education in 1916 at the University of Wyoming and was invited to UCLA in 1922 where he served continuously until his retirement in 1945. Following this he was granted a Professorship, the first ever offered to a retiree, at Arizona State University, a position he held until he was 75 years of age. Dr. Eby emphatically stated many times throughout his life that he never wanted to do anything but be a teacher and eventually to be a member of a college or university faculty engaged in preparing teachers. He well attained his ambition.

      He was known on the UCLA campus as in all other institutions in which he served as a devoted teacher, interested personally in the welfare and growth of every student. His mind and his office door were always open. At Arizona he was awarded special honors by his students.

      While at UCLA he was a school board member in the Garvey district, and largely through his efforts the school system there developed into a model for study by all schools in Los Angeles County.

      Dr. Eby's writings and publications were closely identified with his interests and dealt primarily with curriculum, teacher education, rural education, parent responsibilities, and school-community relationships. One of his distinctive contributions was the development of student self-examinations which received wide recognition.

      His first wife, who passed away in 1929, was the mother of his only child, Constance, who married Andrew Charles. Subsequently, Professor Eby married Elizabeth Salter, Assistant Professor of Home Economics at the University of Wisconsin. The Ebys had many close friends within UCLA and the community. Professor Eby passed away May 19, 1966.

      Lorraine M. Sherer J. Harold Williams Jesse A. Bond


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