OZIAS M. HATCH, who was a well-known figure in Illinois a third of a century ago, and who was twice Secretary of State, died at his home in Springfield, Ill., on Sunday, in the seventy-ninth year of his age. He was born in New Hampshire in 1814 and removed to Boston in 1832, where he remained until 1836. He assisted in organizing the Republican party. In 1856 he was elected Secretary of State and four years later he was re-elected. His relations with President Lincoln and Gov. Yates were close.
“Obituary Notes,” New York Times, March 14, 1893, p. 5: 3.