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Oscar J. Upham
Birth: Dec. 14, 1871
Toledo
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1949
Guthrie
Logan County
Oklahoma, USA

Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1896 and served as a Private aboard the USS Oregon during the Spanish American War. During the Boxer Rebellion, he was responsible for protection of embassy and other civilian personnel. He was awarded the CMOH for bravery under fire. His citation reads, ". . . for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy at Peking, China, (July 21 to August 17, 1900). Although under a heavy fire from the enemy during this period, Private Upham assisted in the erection of barricades."

He was also in the gunnery detail aboard the USS Oregon that fired the first shot of the Spanish American War in Santiago, Cuba on July the 4th 1898. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Furman Upham (1838 - 1923)
  Evaline Lewis Upham (1843 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha Ethel Cornthwaite Upham (1881 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clarence Peter Upham (1865 - 1950)*
  Oscar J. Upham (1871 - 1949)
  Clyde Lorain Upham (1873 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Summit View Cemetery
Guthrie
Logan County
Oklahoma, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.89706, -97.40649
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Jun 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6531388
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- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 29, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Jan. 8, 2014
Thank you for your service, Oscar. May you rest in peace.
- Agent 99
 Added: Nov. 17, 2013
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