Friday, June 10, 2011

O.K. Shimansky, Publisher

According to his death certificate, Otto Karl Shimansky was born on December 20, 1872 in Monroe, Michigan to Otto and Elizabeth (Vogel) Shimanksy (sometimes spelled Schimansky.) The publication Ohio Legislative History: 1909-1912 tells us that Otto Karl Shimansky begin in the newspaper profession in 1892, when he began working at the Sandusky Register. Later, he worked for the Toledo Blade and the Cincinnati Enquirer. He was associated with the United Press Association and the American Press Association. In 1913 and 1914, O.K. Shimansky was the editor of the Ohio Journal of Commerce. In the 1920's, Mr. Shimansky was the editor of the Cleveland Times.

On June 10, 1928, Otto K. Shimansky died as a result of kidney disease. He was survived by his wife, the former Matie Robinson, two sons, and a granddaughter. A young daughter named Enid, had died in 1907. Funeral services for Otto K. Shimansky were held at the home of his father in Sandusky, and burial was in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. A brief obituary for Otto K. Shimansky is found at the Cleveland Necrology File.

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