Sylvester John Otto

24 July 1905–25 December 1980 (Age 75)
Windthorst, Archer, Texas, United States

The Life of Sylvester John

When Sylvester John Otto was born on 24 July 1905, in Windthorst, Archer, Texas, United States, his father, Stephen Peter Otto, was 25 and his mother, Theodora Catherine Meurer, was 25. He married Edna Rochel on 24 January 1929, in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 8, Archer, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 4, Archer, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 25 December 1980, in Glendora, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Sylvester John Otto
Edna Rochel
Marriage: 24 January 1929

Spouse and Children

24 January 1929
Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 1

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Hungarian (Ottó), Danish, and Swedish: from the personal name Otto ( see Ott ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Silvester Otto in household of Steven P Otto, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sylvester Otto in household of Stephan Otto, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sylvester John Otto, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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