Lena Otting

21 April 1893–28 January 1964 (Age 70)
Allendale, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lena

When Lena Otting was born on 21 April 1893, in Allendale, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, her father, John "Jan Ottink" Otting, was 21 and her mother, Neeltje or Nellie Liefbroer, was 23. She married Oscar Otis Smith on 19 July 1920, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. She lived in Wyoming, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Wyoming Twp, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 28 January 1964, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Otis Smith
Lena Otting
Marriage: 19 July 1920

Spouse and Children

19 July 1920
Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John "Jan Ottink" Otting


    Neeltje or Nellie Liefbroer




    Benjamin Otting





    Jennie Otting


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 10

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Dutch and German: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Odo ( see Ott ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lena Otting in household of John Otting, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lena Ottrick in household of John Ottrick, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lena Smith in household of Oscar O Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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