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Allsbrook, O.O. (Ogden Olmstead), 1899-1974



  • Existence: 1899-09-12-1974-02-02- 1899 September 12 - 1974 February 02 - 1974-02-02


Ogden Olmstead (O.O. "Red") Allsbrook was born in Horry County, South Carolina on September 12, 1899, the son of Joseph Ross and Martha Reaves Allsbrook.

Allsbrook attended Wake Forest University before moving to Wilmington in 1921, where he became associated in the milk and ice cream business. He was active in both civic and community affairs in Wilmington and was elected Mayor of the City of Wilmington in 1961, serving until 1970. He was a member of the Wilmington Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Cape Fear Club. He was also a board member of the National Board of the United States Navy League, the YMCA, the North Carolina National Bank, and served on the Board of Trustees for Wake Forest University. Allsbrook attended First Baptist Church.

He married Elizabeth Warren and had two children. Allsbrook died on February 2, 1974 and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Wilmington Council of the Navy League Photographs

Identifier: SC-MS-238
Scope and Contents This collection contains 34 photographs that represent an active period of civilian involvement with the Wilmington Council of the Navy League in southeastern North Carolina primarily from the 1950's to the 1960's. The images represent interactions of League members including Gene Edwards, Bobby Tate, and Mayor O.O. Allsbrook, with local military installations and service men. Additional images depict trips taken on behalf of the Wilmington chapter of the Navy League to Washington D.C. and...
Dates: 1940s-1960s, undated