Edward Scott Osborn was born in Lyndon, OH. He served on the U.S.S. Astoria (CA34). The Astoria was sunk in the second battle of Savo Island, 9 August 1942.
He is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery
Obituaries published in Ross County, Ohio: Sailor from Ross Killed in action with the Japs – E.S. Osborn dies in South Pacific battle.
— Chief Carpenter’s Mate Edward Scott Osborn, a native of Ross county, was killed at his battle station, Aug. 8, when a torpedo from a Jap ship scored a direct hit on the heavy cruiser Astoria, in the Solomon islands, according to information just received by his sister, Mrs. Anthony Fout, Frankfort, Route 2. His wife, who made her home at Knoxville, Tenn., previously had been notified of his death, but details of when and where it occurred were not released until the Navy announced the Astoria as one of the ships damaged or sunk in this engagement. Later information came from a shipmate who escaped. Mrs. Osborn visited here in October and left Tennessee on Nov. 9 to go on to San Diego, Calif., where she will make her home. The son of Jacob and Mary Osborn, Edward Scott Osborn was born Oct. 28, 1902, near Lyndon. He attended Waugh school near there, and enlisted in the Navy in December, 1922. He remained in the service until the time of his death. Besides his wife and sister, two brothers survive: Chauncey at Frankfort and Harry at Cincinnati.
War victim: Ross Native is slain in the Pacific – Chief Carpenter´s Mate Ed S. Osborn, is victim of war
— Mrs. Anthony Fout, Frankfort, Route 2, was informed Thursday afternoon that her brother, Chief Carpenter’s Mate Edward Scott Osborn, a native of Ross County, was killed in action in the Pacific. Word of the casualty was received from Chief Osborn’s wife, Bessie, who is now making her home with her mother in Knoxville, Tenn. Time and place of his death were not disclosed in the Navy Department’s telegram to Mrs. Osborn. Chief Osborn was born on Oct. 28, 1902, near Lyndon the son of Jacob and Mary Osborn. He attended Waugh school, near Lyndon, and helped his parents on their farm until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December, 1922, and has been in the service since then. He was married in 1930 in California to the former Bessie Hubb, a native of Tennessee. His wife was with him in Honolulu [obit conclusion missing].
The Knoxville Journal, Septembeer 4, 1942
Chief Carpenter’s Mate Edward Scott Osborn, husband of Mrs. Bess Hubbs Osborn, Goff Road. Mr. Osborne, in the Navy since 1923 was killed in the Pacific war zone, his widow was notified by the Navy Department.
Mr. Osborne was 39. His widow told The Journal last night he was present during the attack on Pearl Harbor but escaped injury then. Besides the widow he is survived by a sister and two brothers living in Ohio.
- Rank: Chief Carpenters Mate
- Date of birth: 28 October 1902
- Date of death: 9 August 1942
- County: Ross County, OH
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: USS Astoria (CA34)
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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