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Dr Ermine Cowles Case

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Dr Ermine Cowles Case

Birth
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death
7 Sep 1953 (aged 81)
Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Plot
Section 8 S
Memorial ID
31920127 View Source

Ermine Cowles Case, the son and sixth child of Theodore Spencer Case and Julia McCoy Lykins, and a grandson of Dr. Johnston Lykins, first mayor of Kansas City, was born Sept. 11, 1871, at Kansas City, Missouri, where he received his public education. He then entered the Kansas State University and was graduated with the degree of A.B. in 1893, receiving his M.A. from the same university. From l893 to 1895 he was a chemistry assistant at KU, and on June, 23, 1898 he married Mary Margaret Snow, daughter of the then chancellor, Francis H. Snow.

He received his M.S. degree from Cornell University in 1895, and the following year he took his doctorate at the University of Chicago. In 1903 he visited many European museums for the purpose of studying fossil vertebrates on a grant from the Carnegie Institution. He taught at the University of Chicago and Wisconsin State Normal School before joining the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1907.

He became Assistant Professor of Historical Geology and Paleontology at the University. He has written one book: "Wisconsin, Its Geology and Physical Geography"; as well as authoring chapters on Amphibia and Reptilia in Eastman's translation of Zittel's "Grundzuge der Paleontologie." He has also written a large number of articles mostly on Vertebrate Paleontology, including a large monograph on the Pelycosauria of North America published by the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

He was a member of Sigma Xi, the American Association for Advancement of Science, American Association Vertebrate Paleontologists, and the Geological Society of America.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Margaret, and is survived are two sons, Francis H. Case, a chemistry professor at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., and Dr. Theodore H. Case, Chicago, Ill.

Ermine Cowles Case, the son and sixth child of Theodore Spencer Case and Julia McCoy Lykins, and a grandson of Dr. Johnston Lykins, first mayor of Kansas City, was born Sept. 11, 1871, at Kansas City, Missouri, where he received his public education. He then entered the Kansas State University and was graduated with the degree of A.B. in 1893, receiving his M.A. from the same university. From l893 to 1895 he was a chemistry assistant at KU, and on June, 23, 1898 he married Mary Margaret Snow, daughter of the then chancellor, Francis H. Snow.

He received his M.S. degree from Cornell University in 1895, and the following year he took his doctorate at the University of Chicago. In 1903 he visited many European museums for the purpose of studying fossil vertebrates on a grant from the Carnegie Institution. He taught at the University of Chicago and Wisconsin State Normal School before joining the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1907.

He became Assistant Professor of Historical Geology and Paleontology at the University. He has written one book: "Wisconsin, Its Geology and Physical Geography"; as well as authoring chapters on Amphibia and Reptilia in Eastman's translation of Zittel's "Grundzuge der Paleontologie." He has also written a large number of articles mostly on Vertebrate Paleontology, including a large monograph on the Pelycosauria of North America published by the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

He was a member of Sigma Xi, the American Association for Advancement of Science, American Association Vertebrate Paleontologists, and the Geological Society of America.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Margaret, and is survived are two sons, Francis H. Case, a chemistry professor at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., and Dr. Theodore H. Case, Chicago, Ill.


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