Levitt Ellsworth Custer

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Levitt Ellsworth Custer
Levitt Ellsworth Custer portrait.jpg
Custer circa 1912
Born(1863-06-18)June 18, 1863
DiedJanuary 3, 1924(1924-01-03) (aged 60)
EducationOtterbein University
ChildrenLevitt Luzern Custer
Parent(s)Isaac Newton Custer

Levitt Ellsworth Custer (June 18, 1863 - January 3, 1924) was an Ohio dentist and balloonist.[1][2]


He was born on June 18, 1863 in Perrysville, Ohio to Isaac Newton Custer, a dentist. He attended the public schools in New Philadelphia, Ohio and Westerville, Ohio. He saved for college from 1878 to 1879 by playing the cornet with a river circus band that traveled from Cincinnati, Ohio to New Orleans, Louisiana. Then attended Otterbein University and graduated in 1884. He then attended the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in 1885.[1]

He married Effie Zimmerman, and had as his son, Levitt Luzern Custer.[3]

He died on January 3, 1924.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Dr. L. E. Custer: Dedicated to His Profession". Dayton History Books. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  2. ^ "Baloonists" (PDF). New York Times. July 30, 1912. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  3. ^ "Dayton - Miami Valley Inventors and Inventions". Wright State University. Archived from the original on 2004-02-27. Retrieved 2009-08-03.