Stanley Oglesby obituary

Other lives: Statistician and lover of Araucaria’s crosswords

My father, Stanley Oglesby, who has died aged 87, was a statistician with the Glasgow-based textile company J&P Coats for his entire working life, rising to be head of operational research before he retired.He was born in a pitman’s cottage in Seaham Harbour, County Durham, the second of three sons of Vincent, a miner, and his wife, Adelaide (nee Marsden). His diabetic father died when Stan was 11, leaving the family dependent on “the parish” for financial support. Stan’s own health as a chil...