Otto Goplen

14 November 1894–3 July 1965 (Age 70)
Clinton, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Otto

When Otto Goplen was born on 14 November 1894, in Clinton, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Ole Jacob Pedersen Goplen, was 40 and his mother, Kristine Andersdatter Goplen, was 43. He married Bergithe Myhre on 19 March 1923. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States in 1910. He died on 3 July 1965, in La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Coon Prairie Lutheran Cemetery, Westby, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otto Goplen
Bergithe Myhre
Marriage: 19 March 1923
Nira Goplen Torgerud
Arnold Burton Goplen
Otto Ray Goplen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 March 1923
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    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.
    1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment
    Age 13
    The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    Norwegian: habitational name from a farm name in Oppland, in Old Norse Goplheimr from gopl ‘harebell, bluebell’ and heimr ‘homestead, farm’.

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

    Sources (8)

    • Otto Goplen in household of O P Goplen, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Otto Goplin, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Otto Goplin - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Otto Goplin

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