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Findlay in Hancock County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Donnell Legacy

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 27, 2020
1. Donnell Legacy Marker
Inscription.  Three generations of one family guided the direction of the company from 1911 to 1972. The Donnell family left its mark both on the company and the city of Findlay. From grandfather to father to son flowed a continuity of values and a focus on the Findlay community. Without their stewardship, local institutions such as the Boy Scouts, YMCA, or the public schools would not be the same.

Under wildcatter James C. "J.C." Donnell, Ohio Oil brought in thousands of oil and gas wells, established a pipeline network, and pushed west into Wyoming and Montana.

Otto Dewey "O.D.” Donnell, who took over in 1927, oversaw expansion into Texas and Oklahoma as well as new ventures in refining and marketing. Under O.D's tenure, the idea took root that a company had responsibility for the welfare of its employees and the communities where it operates.

James C. "Jim” Donnell II, president from 1948 to 1972, presided over the transition from Ohio Oil to Marathon Oil Company and guided the company toward its role as a global, fully integrated oil company.
 
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By TeamOHE, May 27, 2020
2. Donnell Legacy Marker
Marathon Petroleum Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 2.131′ N, 83° 39′ W. Marker is in Findlay, Ohio, in Hancock County. Marker is on S. Main Street (Ohio Route 37), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Findlay OH 45840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Beginnings (here, next to this marker); Findlay and Beyond (here, next to this marker); Growing Pains (here, next to this marker); Independent Company (here, next to this marker); Names Will Change (here, next to this marker); Versatile Hydrocarbon (here, next to this marker); Refineries Multiply (here, next to this marker); Marketing Petroleum (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Findlay.
 
Donnell Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 27, 2020
3. Donnell Legacy Marker
Donnell Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 27, 2020
4. Donnell Legacy Marker
Donnell Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 27, 2020
5. Donnell Legacy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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