Edwin Ruthven Otterman

4 January 1867–20 March 1936 (Age 69)
Civil Bend, Daviess, Missouri, United States

The Life of Edwin Ruthven

When Edwin Ruthven Otterman was born on 4 January 1867, in Civil Bend, Daviess, Missouri, United States, his father, Elijah Otterman, was 45 and his mother, Mary E. Reid, was 23. He married Mary F Huff on 28 November 1889, in Daviess, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Rutland Township, Montgomery, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died on 20 March 1936, in Independence, Clay, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mound Valley, Labette, Kansas, United States.

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Edwin Ruthven Otterman
Mary F Huff
Marriage: 28 November 1889
Alva C Otterman
Alta U. Otterman

Spouse and Children

28 November 1889
Daviess, Missouri, United States



    Alta U. Otterman


Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Otterman


    Mary E. Reid




World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 10

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

Age 19

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

German (Ottermann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): elaborated form of Otter with the addition of Middle High German, Yiddish man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin R Otterman, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Edwin R Otterman, "Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933" (1876)
  • Edwin R Otterman in household of Elijah Otterman, "United States Census, 1870"

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