Otis Leonard Whitcomb

22 September 1869–5 October 1954 (Age 85)
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Otis Leonard

When Otis Leonard Whitcomb was born on 22 September 1869, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Leonard Whitcomb, was 28 and his mother, Sophia Lucinda Hill, was 25. He married Susie Florence Verry on 13 April 1889, in Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1870 and Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States in 1900. He died on 5 October 1954, in West Swanzey, Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otis Leonard Whitcomb
Susie Florence Verry
Marriage: 13 April 1889
Otis Charles Whitcomb
Horace Kerry Whitcomb
Perley Stanwood Whitcomb

Spouse and Children

13 April 1889
Marlborough, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States


    Otis Charles Whitcomb


    Horace Kerry Whitcomb


    Perley Stanwood Whitcomb


Parents and Siblings




    Daisy Sophia Whitcomb





    Nina Lovilla Whitcomb


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Whitcombe or Witcombe. Whitcombe in Dorset and Witcombe in Gloucestershire are named with Old English wīd ‘wide’ + cumb ‘valley’; Whitcombe, Isle of Wight, may have the same etymology or alternatively the first element may be Old English hwīt ‘white’. Witcombe in Somerset is named with Old English wīðig ‘willow’ + cumb.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Otis L Whitcomb in household of David Hill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Otis L Whitcomb in household of Leonard Whitcomb, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Otis I. in entry for Perley Stanwood Whitcomb, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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