Osler, Abraham Follett

CHRONOLOGIST, METEOROLOGIST (ENGLAND)
BORN 22 Mar 1808, London - DIED 26 Apr 1903, Birmingham
GRAVE LOCATION Birmingham, West Midlands: Key Hill Cemetery, Icknield Street, Hockley (Plot 611.K)

Abraham Follett Oster was born in London but educated in Birmingham. In 1831 he took over the management of his father's glass manufacturing firm on Broad Street in Birmingham.

He became a memeber of the Birmingham Philosophical Institution and he was active in the field of chrnology and meteorology. In 1842 he accurately displayed local time by means of astronomical measurement. In 1885 he donated a clock and bells for the tower of the Art Gallery. It was known as Big Brum and was the city's most important clock.

He died in 1903 aged 95 and was buried at Key Hill Cemetery. Osler Street was named after him. His son Henry carried on his meteorological work.

Sources
A. Follett Osler - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Abraham Follett Osler at Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2011)

 

The grave of Abraham Follett Osler at Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2011)

 


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Published: 9 Oct 2011
Last update: 9 Oct 2011