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Owen was [https://books.google.com/books?id=SjQ6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA700&lpg=PA700&dq=CAPT,+%22OWEN+Eugene+O%27NEILL%22+USMC&source=bl&ots=tL6YCHBZ3t&sig=oyuWtxdSpnJEJRmvvnsb6e_zQEc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjoqrjmm6vbAhVQ0lMKHWaiAPcQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=CAPT%2C%20%22OWEN%20Eugene%20O'NEILL%22%20USMC&f=false lost on March 17, 1920] when he died in a hospital in Philadelphia of meningitis. He was 28, and commanding officer of the 5th Company (Engineers), 1st Marine Regiment.
Owen was [https://books.google.com/books?id=SjQ6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA700&lpg=PA700&dq=CAPT,+%22OWEN+Eugene+O%27NEILL%22+USMC&source=bl&ots=tL6YCHBZ3t&sig=oyuWtxdSpnJEJRmvvnsb6e_zQEc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjoqrjmm6vbAhVQ0lMKHWaiAPcQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=CAPT%2C%20%22OWEN%20Eugene%20O'NEILL%22%20USMC&f=false lost on March 17, 1920] when he died in a hospital in Philadelphia of meningitis. He was 28, and commanding officer of the 5th Company (Engineers), 1st Marine Regiment.


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Owen O'Neill '15

Date of birth: February 19, 1892

Date of death: March 17, 1920

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1915 Lucky Bag:

1915 O'Neill LB.jpg

Owen Eugene O'Neill

New London, Connecticut

"Genie" "Oatmeal" "Owen"

"HEY, Genie! how's the Whirlwind?" "Well, the last I heard of him, he was still in his cups."

This specimen from the Nutmeg State started his career at Yale, but the water, for which he has the greatest respect, called him; and here's hoping it will be the salt water, and not the Natatorium, that does the calling this June. Genie's chief joy in life is repartee; in fact he often rivals the famous Daniel himself in the art. This asset certainly stands him in good stead when dealing with Cockey's superior line of arguments, which often call for "something practical" in the line of a surprise party. Plebe year Owen had a great time, with his nonchalant air; however, the last Plebe night he showed head-work in sleeping peacefully in the room of one of his first class antagonists, while the rest of us "enjoyed" our showers as we had never done before. Genie is not strong for the drag, participating but once up to date, but at a stag party he is a crackerjack.

After a Fourth of July liberty in Maine: "Who said Prohibition was a Maine State?" Most of us remember his dramatic entrance to the class supper with a howling white cat in his arms. But above all. Genie believes in the Conservation of Energy, and, outside of a little Sunday baseball on the old Fourth Company team, has seldom violated this precept.

Genie, we want to be among your messmates, for having you as a friend means having one who is a friend in more than name.

"Who goes down in the bunkers to-night?"

1915 O'Neill LB.jpg

Owen Eugene O'Neill

New London, Connecticut

"Genie" "Oatmeal" "Owen"

"HEY, Genie! how's the Whirlwind?" "Well, the last I heard of him, he was still in his cups."

This specimen from the Nutmeg State started his career at Yale, but the water, for which he has the greatest respect, called him; and here's hoping it will be the salt water, and not the Natatorium, that does the calling this June. Genie's chief joy in life is repartee; in fact he often rivals the famous Daniel himself in the art. This asset certainly stands him in good stead when dealing with Cockey's superior line of arguments, which often call for "something practical" in the line of a surprise party. Plebe year Owen had a great time, with his nonchalant air; however, the last Plebe night he showed head-work in sleeping peacefully in the room of one of his first class antagonists, while the rest of us "enjoyed" our showers as we had never done before. Genie is not strong for the drag, participating but once up to date, but at a stag party he is a crackerjack.

After a Fourth of July liberty in Maine: "Who said Prohibition was a Maine State?" Most of us remember his dramatic entrance to the class supper with a howling white cat in his arms. But above all. Genie believes in the Conservation of Energy, and, outside of a little Sunday baseball on the old Fourth Company team, has seldom violated this precept.

Genie, we want to be among your messmates, for having you as a friend means having one who is a friend in more than name.

"Who goes down in the bunkers to-night?"

Loss

Owen was lost on March 17, 1920 when he died in a hospital in Philadelphia of meningitis. He was 28, and commanding officer of the 5th Company (Engineers), 1st Marine Regiment.



Class of 1915

Owen is one of 18 members of the Class of 1915 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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