Anna Maria Ott

5 May 1872–1 November 1967 (Age 95)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Anna Maria

When Anna Maria Ott was born on 5 May 1872, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, Charles Allen Ott, was 24 and her mother, Mary Jane Clingo, was 19. She married Henry Lincoln Whittier in 1891, in Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Arcata, Humboldt, California, United States in 1910 and McKittrick, Kern, California, United States in 1920. She died on 1 November 1967, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

Henry Lincoln Whittier
Anna Maria Ott
Marriage: 1891
Grace Helen Whittier
Eunice Emma Whittier
Olive Viola Whittier
Henrietta Whittier
Harold Lincoln Whittier
Wesley Henry Whittier

Spouse and Children

Humboldt, California, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Allen Ott





World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 11

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 26

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English and German: from a Middle English personal name, Ode, in which personal names of several different origins have coalesced: principally Old English Od(d)a, Old Norse Od(d)a and Continental Germanic Odo, Otto. The first two are short forms of names with the first element Old English ord, Old Norse odd ‘point of a weapon’. The Continental Germanic names are from a short form of compound names with the first element od- ‘possessions’, ‘riches’. The situation is further confused by the fact that all of these names were Latinized as Odo. Odo was the name of the half-brother of the Conqueror, archbishop of Bayeux, who accompanied the Norman expedition to England and was rewarded with 439 confiscated manors. The German name Odo or Otto was a hereditary name in the Saxon ruling house, as well as being borne by Otto von Wittelsbach, who founded the Bavarian ruling dynasty in the 11th century, and the 12th-century Otto of Bamberg, apostle of Pomerania.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Whittier in household of Whittier, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Annie M Whitten in household of Henry L Whitten, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anna M Ott in household of Charles A Ott, "United States Census, 1880"

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