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Robert H. Gellatly Photograph Collection, 1891-1899

Biographical Note:

Robert H. Gellatly attended Oregon Agricultural College at various times from 1891 to 1899, when he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering. He was born in Philomath, Oregon in 1875 and was a farmer in Philomath after completing his education. He died in Benton County, Oregon, in 1975. His sisters, Jennie and Delia Gellatly also attended OAC, earning degrees in domestic science and arts in 1894. Delia Gellatly married C.E. Dentler.

Will Bloss, the son of College President John M. Bloss spent 1893-1894 in Corvallis. Although not enrolled as a student, he coached and quarterbacked the first college football team (1893), sang first baritone with the College Quartette, and coached the college baseball team the following spring (1894). After 3 years of service in the U.S. Army at Vancouver, Washington, he returned to Corvallis in 1897 and coached the championship 1897 football team.

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