Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dr. Owen A. Wagner, Optometrist and Optician

Dr. Owen A. Wagner was an 1896 graduate of Northern Illinois College at Chicago, and he graduated from the Needles Institute of Optometry at Kansas City, Missouri in 1902. After practicing for a time as an optometrist in Chicago, Dr. Wagner came to Sandusky, Ohio in 1918. From 1918 until shortly before his death in 1949, Dr. Wagner had his office and his living quarters both at the same location, 114-116 Columbus Avenue in downtown Sandusky.

The signs along the windows in Dr. Wagner’s office stated that he offered "thorough scientific examinations."

Dr. Wagner passed away at Providence Hospital on May 22, 1949, at the age of 93. His obituary, found in the 1949 Obituary Notebook, stated that he was a familiar Sanduskian for many years, and he had a pet parrot which attracted wide attention. Funeral services for Dr. Owen A. Wagner were held at the Charles J. Andres Funeral Home, with Rev. C. L. Alspach officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery.

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