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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 993 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OCONOMOWOC, a city of Waukesha county, Wisconsin, U.S.A., about 33 M. W. of Milwaukee. Pop. (1890) 2729; (1900) 288o; (1905) 3013; (1910) 3054. It is served by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul railway and by an electric railway connecting with Milwaukee. Oconomowoc is one of the most popular summer resorts in the Middle West. Along the shore of Lakes Fowler and La Belle are some beautiful country estates, several large hotels and fine club houses, and two sanatoria. At Delafield and at Dousman (8 m. S. of Oconomowoc) there are state fish hatcheries, the former for black bass. Oconomowoc was settled about 1837 and incorporated in 1875; its name is an Indian word, said to mean " home of the beaver." O'CONOR, CHARLES (1804—1884), American lawyer, was born in the city of New York on the 22nd of January 1804, and was the son of Thomas O'Conor (1770-1855), who in 18or emigrated from Roscommon county, Ireland, to New York, where he devoted himself chiefly to journalism. The son the eight opening lines of a sonnet, in which the rhyme-arrangement is abbaabba, or some modification of this, but properly always on two rhymes only.
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SIMON OCKLEY (1678–1720)

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