HB #4 - Were there two professional wrestlers named John OLIN at the beginning of the 20th Century?

  • Posted on: 29 July 2008
  • By: Jeffrey J OLIN

I have a couple of archive items related to a guy named Johan Fredrik "John" Olin (born June 30, 1883 - died December 3, 1928) who was an Olympic and professional wrestler from Finland. His Wikipedia article is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Olin. Here is a wresting forum discussion about him http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topi...

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HB #2 - Re: Richard OLIN, historian of the Hassa OLIN Family of Chicago, IL

  • Posted on: 28 July 2008
  • By: Jeffrey J OLIN

I have recently corresponded a lot with a really nice man named Richard OLIN of Longboat Key, Florida. He is a member and the de facto historian of the Hassa OLIN Family of Chicago, IL. They are Jewish. Hassa, their progenitor, originated from eastern Europe (Poland or Russia, I forget). Their family includes Ken OLIN (the actor/producer), Chuck OLIN (Emmy award winning documentary maker) and the OLINs for whom the Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (a Jewish camp) is named. Currently I am "it" in email tag.

Jeffrey J. OLIN
OFS Historian

HB #1 - I thank Tom and state my goals regarding my blog.

  • Posted on: 28 July 2008
  • By: Jeffrey J OLIN

Thank you to Tom OLIN who did a lot of good work putting this new website together. It is nice that he has created a website that will grow and can be contributed to by all who are interested in pursuing the goals of the OFS. The OFS, like any healthy organization, should be as inclusive as possible and capable of constantly growing. I think Tom's new website format enables that to happen better.

We've remodeled!

  • Posted on: 27 July 2008
  • By: Tom Olin

Welcome to the new home of the Olin Family Society!

As you can see, we have overhauled our web site. Most of the previous content is still here, but many of what were static web pages are now served up by a content management system that will make it easier for other people to contribute to and maintain the site.

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