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Ina Mae <I>Duley</I> Ogdon

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Ina Mae Duley Ogdon

Birth
Rossville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Death
18 May 1964 (aged 92)
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA Add to Map
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Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, Ina was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She at­tend­ed Greer Coll­ege in Hoops­ton, Il­li­nois, and taught in Il­linois schools. In 1896 she married James W. Ogdon and they moved to To­le­do in 1900. Their on­ly child, Wil­liam Du­ley Og­don, was born in 1901. Ina wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the Corner Where You Are," 1912; "Carry Your Cross With a Smile," 1916; "My Lord Abides;" "When You Know Jesus Too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the Burden for Someone;" and "I have Been Saved," Her first hymn was "Open Wide the Window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote: "Loved by thousands who have sung her hymns, she shrinks from celebrity in the knowledge that her songs are God-given and that without Him she could do nothing."
Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, Ina was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She at­tend­ed Greer Coll­ege in Hoops­ton, Il­li­nois, and taught in Il­linois schools. In 1896 she married James W. Ogdon and they moved to To­le­do in 1900. Their on­ly child, Wil­liam Du­ley Og­don, was born in 1901. Ina wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the Corner Where You Are," 1912; "Carry Your Cross With a Smile," 1916; "My Lord Abides;" "When You Know Jesus Too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the Burden for Someone;" and "I have Been Saved," Her first hymn was "Open Wide the Window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote: "Loved by thousands who have sung her hymns, she shrinks from celebrity in the knowledge that her songs are God-given and that without Him she could do nothing."


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