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Magnus Mainland

Magnus Mainland, Academy '04, '08, died on Sept. 4, 1959, in Santa Barbara, CA. While at Wheaton Mainland was nationally famous as a basketball player and his team placed second in the 1904 Olympic games held in St. Louis. He later went on to play on the Varsity Basketball team for Texas University where he took engineering courses. His wife died in 1907 and he later married Florence Hoisington Mainland '14. He was also survived by a son and daughter. He was active in youth work with the Boy Scouts and YMCA in Santa Barbara, and was a ruling elder and deacon in the First Presbyterian Church there.