Goldie M Orten

Female19 December 1897–2 April 1958

Brief Life History of Goldie M

When Goldie M Orten was born on 19 December 1897, in Matkins, Harrison, Missouri, United States, her father, James Buchanan Orten, was 40 and her mother, Thursea Belle DANIEL, was 26. She married Earl Lester Waterson in September 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in White Rock Township, Lane, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Dighton Township, Lane, Kansas, United States in 1950. She died on 2 April 1958, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Earl Lester Waterson
1900–1983
Goldie M Orten
1897–1958
Marriage: September 1920
Don E Watterson
1926–2002
Opal Mae Waterson
1927–2008

Sources (9)

  • Goldie M Waterson, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Goldie Waterson in entry for Earl Lester Waterson, "Kansas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Goldie Waterson, "United States 1950 Census"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    September 1920
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 3

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 19

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Romsdal named Orten, probably originally an island name, from Old Norse Urptir, from an unrecorded word meaning ‘place where seabirds lay their eggs’.

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

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