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Reine May Torrey Osgerby
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Birth: May 16, 1879
Osceola County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1951
Tuscola County
Michigan, USA

Reine May Torrey was the daughter of George Steadman Torrey and Abigail Smock, both of whom were born in New York, but were married in Michigan. Reine was the fourth of their six children, all of whom were born in Evart, Osceola County, Michigan.

Reine married Jabez K. "J.K." Osgerby on January 18, 1907 in Fowlerville, Livingston County, Michigan. J.K. was Superintendent of Schools at nearby Howell, Michigan, at the time. It was the second marriage for J.K. whose first wife, Eliza L. "Lusettie" Hathaway, had passed away on January 2, 1905.

J.K. and his first wife Lusettie were the parents of three children:

1) Lela E. Osgerby (1886-1972);
2) Earl W. Osgerby (1887-1940);
3) C. Fenton Osgerby (1898-1930).

J.K. and Reine had three children:

1) Torrey G. Osgerby (1907-1991);
2) Jean L. Osgerby (1910-1912);
3) Esther "Jean" (1913-1980).

Excerpts from article "Remembering . . . J.K. Osgerby", East Tawas Herald, August 16, 1978:

The late J.K. Osgerby and his wife, Reine T., compiled a combined record of 83 years of teaching service to boys and girls of this community and many other parts of the state . . . .

Osgerby, who served as superintendent at East Tawas from 1890 until 1897 and returned to the same position from 1921 until 1929, compiled 52 years of teaching schools in this state; his wife served as a teacher for 31 years. . . .

During his two terms of superintendent at East Tawas, Osgerby's wife was principal of the Iosco County Normal for 18 years, retiring in June 1939.

"Her long distinguished service is an achievement of which she can be very proud, for its inspiration and influence cannot be measured," stated the Herald upon her retirement.

She began her teaching career at the age of 17 years in the Wexford County rural schools, serving three years on a salary of $25 to $28 per month. Following her experience in the rural schools, she taught four years at Cadillac.

In 1905, she entered County Normal work at Standish and, in 1906, organized the Saginaw County Normal. During that year she was united in marriage to Osgerby. She taught English and history for four years at Vassar High School and spent one year in the public schools of Caro before coming to the county normal at East Tawas. . . .
Family links: 
  George Steadman Torrey (1833 - 1911)
  Abigail D Smock Torrey (1843 - 1909)
  Jabez Kaleb Osgerby (1860 - 1942)
  Torrey Gaunt Osgerby (1907 - 1991)*
  Jean Louise Osgerby (1910 - 1912)*
  Esther Jean Osgerby Lakatos (1913 - 1980)*
  John Steadman Torrey (1868 - 1942)*
  Nelson Rhymer Torrey (1870 - 1944)*
  Howard E Torrey (1874 - 1877)*
  Edward E Torrey (1874 - 1877)**
  Reine May Torrey Osgerby (1879 - 1951)
  Neil Baldwin Torrey (1880 - 1967)*
  Genia Belle Torrey Elliott (1884 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship


1860 1942

1879 1951


Riverside Cemetery
Tuscola County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block B, Section 1
Maintained by: Joann Geybels
Originally Created by: Amy
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63952493
Reine May <i>Torrey</i> Osgerby
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Reine May <i>Torrey</i> Osgerby
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Reine May <i>Torrey</i> Osgerby
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