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Sara Margaret Lawless, (2), daughter of Oliver Perry and Margaret Lawless, was born in the farm home near Columbus, Illinois, on November 17, 1868. She was married to Oscar E. Omer in her home November 16, 1887. The Reverend Robert A. Omer officiated. He was born in 1865. They lived on a farm near Camp Point for several years; then moved to Quincy, Illinois, in 1898. They lived there until 1911, when her husband was appointed by the State Department to a position in Chester, Illinois. In 1915 they located in Pontiac, Illinois, where her husband was employed at the State Reformatory until his retirement. Both were members of the Christian Church. He died in St. James Hospital in Pontiac on June 12, 1949. She was an invalid from crippling arthritis for ten years and died in St. James Hospital on July 28, 1955. They were buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Camp Point. They had two children: Bennie McKee and Daniel Oliver.

 

Bennie McKee Omer, (3), son of Oscar and Sara Lawless Omer, was born in the farm home near Camp Point, Illinois, on October 31, 1888. He was a student at Quincy High School, preparing to enter the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, when he was killed by a street car on the night of January 26, 1905. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Camp Point.

 

Daniel Oliver Omer, (3), son of Oscar and Sara (Lawless) Omer, was born in Quincy, Illinois, on September 11, 1900; he graduated from Pontiac Township High School, Pontiac, Illinois, in 1917; he had pre-legal work at Knox College, Galesburg, and at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion; he received the degree of L.L.B. from the College of Law, University of South Dakota, 1925. He was admitted to the South Dakota Bar, 1925; the Virginia Bar, 1945; the Supreme Court of the United States Bar, 1953; U. S. Court of Military Appeals, 1953. He was a law writer, West Publishing Company, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1925-1938; Editor Unemployment Compensation Interpretation Service Social Security Board 1938-1940; Staff, Selective Service System, Washington, D. C., from 1940. General Counsel Selective Service System from 1946; Deputy Director of Selective Service from 1959; Member of Advisory Committee National Juvenile Court Foundation, 1952; Local Representative to National Council Boy Scouts of America, from 1962; Private U. S. Army, 1918; Corporal, South Dakota National Guard, 1924; Second Lieutenant to Colonel U. S. Army, 1924-1945; Active Duty 1940-1946, 1959-1960. He was decorated with Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal; Selective Service Medal; and the Alabama Distinguished Service Medal. He was elected to the Institute of Military Law, 1960. He was a member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association; a member of the Masons and the Shrine; Contributing Editor of Corpus Juris, 1935-1938; and author of Legal Aspects of Selective Service, 1953. He had been listed in Who’s Who In America since the 1960-1961 edition. He was married to Doris V. Olson on June 10, 1925, in her home at Vermillion, South Dakota. She was born May 2, 1900. They lived in St. Paul, Minnesota, before locating to Alexandria, Virginia. They were members of the Presbyterian Church. Doris died in January 1974 and Daniel died August 31, 1991.


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