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Harold/Harry OSTER  1923 - 2001 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Harold/Harry OSTER  1923 - 2001

aka Harold Oster, Harry Oster, H. Oster
nationality
occupation folklorist/author
birth 12 April 1923, Cambridge, MA
baptism
death 19 Jan 2001, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa
burial

PARENTS

father Jacob OSTER

b. 12 July 1886, POLAND
d. Aug 1975, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA) came to USA 1913

mother Sarah ......

b. 26 Jan 1891, POLAND
d. Jan 1981, Roslindale, Suffolk, MA) came to USA 1922

marriage married ca. 1911
children
  • Harry

    b. 12 April 1923, Cambridge, MA
    d. 19 Jan 2001, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa

  • Edward

    b. 4 Jan 1926, MA
    d. .. Sept 1986, .....


LIFE


1930 CENSUS (3 April 1930, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA):
Jacob OSTER (44y) (b. POLAND) teamster
Sarah (38y) (b. POLAND)
- Harry (7y) (b. MA)
- Edward (4y3m) (b. MA)


folklorist, author, founder of FOLK-LYRIC RECORDS
jewish-russian immigrants
PhD from Cornell University (1953)



visited England in 1954

SS "EMPRESS OF FRANCE"
27 Aug 1954 Liverpool
3 Sept 1954, Quebec, CANADA
1969 Living Country Blues
retired in 1993 from University of Iowa (from 1964)
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NOTES

  • Living Country Blues by Harry Oster (1969)


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