Otis Russell Nigh

25 November 1901–29 June 1969 (Age 67)
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Otis Russell

When Otis Russell Nigh was born on 25 November 1901, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, Verla M. Nigh, was 23 and his mother, Georgia Anna Fortner, was 20. He married Minnie Claire Totten on 18 April 1925, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Van Buren Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Fountaintown, Van Buren Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 29 June 1969, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, United States.

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Otis Russell Nigh
Minnie Claire Totten
Marriage: 18 April 1925
Helen E Nigh
Mildred May Nigh
Robert L Nigh

Spouse and Children

18 April 1925
Shelby, Indiana, United States


    Helen E Nigh


    Mildred May Nigh


    Robert L Nigh


Parents and Siblings





    Ary Wade Nigh


    Ruth Wade Nigh


World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 5

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of English Nye , or possibly an Americanized spelling of German Neu or Ney .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Otis R Nigh, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Otis R Nigh, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ottis Nigh in household of Verlie M Nigh, "United States Census, 1910"

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