George Washington Oeth

3 December 1879–6 September 1950 (Age 70)
Lake Creek Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

George Washington Oeth was born on 3 December 1879, in Lake Creek Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States as the son of George Oeth and Elizabeth Schuster. He married Charlette Linnie "Lottie" Guinn on 17 July 1904, in Johnston City, Williamson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Aptos, Santa Cruz, California, United States in 1920 and Judicial Township 5, Merced, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 September 1950, in Watsonville, Santa Cruz, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, California, United States.

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George Washington Oeth
Charlette Linnie "Lottie" Guinn
Marriage: 17 July 1904
Chester Oeth
Clyde Hilger Oeth
Harry Oeth
Virgil Howard Oeth
Zella Marguerite Oeth
Fern Oeth

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  • Marriage
    17 July 1904Johnston City, Williamson, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1885 · The First Skyscraper
    Age 6
    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 19
    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

    German: unexplained. This surname is very rare in Germany, found mainly in Rhineland-Palatinate.

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

    Sources (19)

    • George W Oeth in entry for Zella Marguerite Oeth, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • George Oeth in household of Virgil Oeth, "United States Census, 1940"
    • George Oeth, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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