This article appeared in the Crawford County Historical Society Newspaper, quoting an article from the Robinson Argus, Oct. 20, 1938, p. 5. Othniel Looker is the only Governor of the state of Ohio to have served in the American Revolution. He is buried in the Kitchell Cemetery, Palestine, IL.

On Oct. 9, 1938, members of James Halstead Sr. DAR Chapter dedicated the marker of American Revolution soldier Othniel Looker, who is buried in the Kitchell Cemetery, Palestine. Chapter members were hostesses at an all-day meeting held at the Methodist Episcopal Church Robinson. Those in attendance were: Guest of honor Mrs. Jacob Fredrick Zimmerman of Harvey, Illinois, State Regent Illinois Organization of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Other state officers present were Mrs. Frederick A. Sapp, Ottaway, State Vice Regent; Mrs. Phillip L. Mathisen, Chicago, State Chaplain; Mrs. John Edward Kemp, Kewanee, State Historian; Mrs. T. E. Maury, Aurora, State Recording Secretary; Mrs. E. J. Filbey, Urbana, State Registrar; and Mrs. Clyde A. Hornbuckle, Cairo, State Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. Grace Lincoln Hall Brosseau, of Greenwich, Con., Past President General of National Society and Mrs. Charles E. Herrick, of Rockford, IL Past Vice President General of National Society were also present. Miss Hazel Stephens Sixth Division Director and Nellie B. Bradley regent was representing James Halstead Sr. Chapter at the dedication of the DAR marker on the grave of Othniel Looker. Mrs. Lester Magill, a third granddaughter, read the biography of Othniel Looker and Mrs. Joseph Mail, chapter historian and Mrs. Fred Richey, a descendant, were in charge of the dedication.