Oscar Clark Baltzell

12 March 1877–6 April 1948 (Age 71)
Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States

The Life of Oscar Clark

When Oscar Clark Baltzell was born on 12 March 1877, in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Alexander Baltzell, was 46 and his mother, Matilda Ellen Mc Gee, was 32. He married EFFIE ELSIE HILL on 26 June 1898, in Carterville, Jasper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Mineral Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Bixby, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 6 April 1948, at the age of 71, and was buried in Carterville, Jasper, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Clark Baltzell
Marriage: 26 June 1898
Elsie Effie Baltzell
Elsie Effie Baltzell
ORA OTHO Baltzel
Edith G Baltzell

Spouse and Children

26 June 1898
Carterville, Jasper, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings



    DOROTHEY MAE Baltzel


    John Sherman Baltzel


    Charles Baltzell


    Cora Bell Baltzell


    Lillie Magdalene Baltzell


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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 8

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Balsel, from a pet form of the personal name Balthasar ( see Baltazar ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oscar C Baltzell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar Baltzell in household of Jacob Baltzell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Oscar C Baltzell, "United States Census, 1900"

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