- a city in SE Iowa, on the Des Moines River.
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In the autumn of 1886 the annual meeting convened in Ottumwa.
In a short time he went to Ottumwa, Iowa, and began to read law.
In 1862 our yearly meeting was held at Emporia, and in 1863 at Ottumwa.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler
On the first night, following the passage of a cold front, migration at Ottumwa was comparatively low (6,900 birds in five hours).A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds.
George H. Lowery.
For two years, while reading law, he was principal of city schools at Ottumwa.