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date: 26 September 2020

Debo, Angie Elberthalocked

(30 January 1890–21 February 1988)
  • Shirley Leckie


Debo, Angie Elbertha (30 January 1890–21 February 1988), historian, was born in Beattie, Kansas, the oldest child of Edward Debo and Lina Cooper Debo, tenant farmers. In 1899 the Debos moved to Marshall in Oklahoma Territory, where they bought a farm. Unfortunately the land proved unproductive, and they sold it to another farmer who discovered oil on the property just as Edward Debo's hardware store went under. Neither parent ever complained, thereby inculcating in Angie and her brother, Edwin, the “spirit of Oklahoma,” meaning one remembered the good times and accepted setbacks with cheerful stoicism. Angie Debo attended Marshall High School, which opened in 1910, and graduated in 1913. Debo taught school until she entered the University of Oklahoma. There she encountered Edward Everett Dale, a protégé of the historian ...

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