Velma Irene Bottger

10 May 1916–21 February 1917
Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States

The Life of Velma Irene

When Velma Irene Bottger was born on 10 May 1916, in Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States, her father, Johann Albin Bottger, was 51 and her mother, Sarah Plunkett, was 37. She died on 21 February 1917, in Benton, Oregon, United States, at the age of 0, and was buried in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann Albin Bottger
Sarah Plunkett
Alice Amelia Bottger
Mary Bottger
Frank Albin Bottger
Annie Ashna Bottger
Edna May Bottger
Velma Irene Bottger
Thelma Ina Bottger

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World Events (2)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 1

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Böttger ( see Boettcher ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Velma Irene Bottger, "Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998"
  • Velma Irene Bottger, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Velma Irene Bottger - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Velma Irene Bottger

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