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Name: REES, Ole Martin

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Short Name: Ole Martinius Riis

Nee: bro of Marius Balthasar Rees

Birth Date: 18 Oct 1872 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death Date: 3 May 1956 Nairobi

First Date: 1910

Last Date: 1956

Profession: Well known professional big-game hunter

Area: Box 500, Nairobi, 1925 Limuru, 1930 Box 530, Nairobi

Married: ?In Sem, Vestfold, Norway 11 July 1931 Astrid Helen Olsen

Book Reference: HBEA, Ker, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, EA & Rhodesia, Red 22, Chandler

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 26/7/56 - Mr O.M. Rees whose death in Kenya is reported, went to East Africa before the First World War and planted coffee there and in Uganda. Later he became a big game hunter, with camera as well as with gun. During the last war he served in the Intelligence Corps.
Chandler - Owen Rees - A professional hunter (also seen as Omar Rees) employed by the firm of Safariland Ltd. In the 1920s.
Gazette 17 July and 14 Aug 1956 probate for Ole Martinus Riis otherwise Rees
Application for a US passport 1920 - previous one issued by American Consul, BEA, 19 Sep 1919

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