Ralph Otis Garoutte

30 December 1899–January 1968 (Age 68)
Merlin, Josephine, Oregon, United States

The Life of Ralph Otis

When Ralph Otis Garoutte was born on 30 December 1899, in Merlin, Josephine, Oregon, United States, his father, Royal Fleshman Garoutte, was 21 and his mother, Ida Blanche Yancy, was 18. He married Kate Schwind on 4 January 1922, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. He lived in Merlin Election Precinct, Josephine, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Leaburg, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1920. He died in January 1968, at the age of 68, and was buried in Fir Grove Cemetery, Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Ralph Otis Garoutte
Helen Mary White
Marriage: 4 May 1961

Spouse and Children

4 May 1961
Sundance, Crook, Wyoming Territory, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Royal Fleshman Garoutte





World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 12

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Southern French: nickname or occupational name from Occitan garouto, denoting a type of pea.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph O Garoutte in household of John T King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph O Garoutte in household of Roy Garoutte, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ralph Garoutte, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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