Otto W Pinson

15 August 1886–May 1967 (Age 80)
Hazelton, Barber, Kansas, United States

The Life of Otto W

When Otto W Pinson was born on 15 August 1886, in Hazelton, Barber, Kansas, United States, his father, Jonas Harmon Pinson, was 27 and his mother, Bertha J. Stephenson, was 14. He married Elizabeth Ann Prock in 1912, in Hazelton, Barber, Kansas, United States. He lived in Harper, Harper, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died in May 1967, at the age of 80.

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Otto W Pinson
Elizabeth Ann Prock
Marriage: 1912

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Hazelton, Barber, Kansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 22

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from Old French pinson ‘finch’, perhaps a nickname applied to a bright and cheerful person.2 English and French: metonymic occupational name for someone who made pincers or forceps or who used them in their work, from Old French pinson ‘pincers’ (a derivative of pincier ‘to pinch’).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Otto Pinson in household of Jonah H Pinson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Otto Willett Pinson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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