Erick Oklahoma

Oscar Arvle Kinchen, author and historian, was born on January 14, 1889, in Adamsville, Tennessee, and educated in the country schools near his hometown. He moved with his family to Erick, Oklahoma, in 1905. After completing his high school education, he taught for a time in various rural school districts in Oklahoma, South Dakota, and California and then entered the University of Oklahoma, where he received his B.A. degree in 1916 and his M.A. in 1920. Afterward he pursued graduate studies at Stanford University and the University of Chicago, where he became interested in British, Canadian, and diplomatic history. In the 1930s he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa.


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