Oliver Preston Ott

14 January 1877–1948 (Age 71)
Helena, Andrew, Missouri, United States

The Life of Oliver Preston

When Oliver Preston Ott was born on 14 January 1877, in Helena, Andrew, Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Ott, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Zimmer, was 28. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Mary Ollie Trotter. He lived in Rochester, Andrew, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Rochester Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died in 1948, in Union Star, DeKalb, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Union Star, DeKalb, Missouri, United States.

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Oliver Preston Ott
Mary Ollie Trotter
Floyd Ott
Helen Ott
Mary K Ott

Spouse and Children



    Floyd Ott


    Helen Ott


    Mary K Ott


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jefferson Ott


    Elizabeth Zimmer




    William Henry



    James Sterling Ott


    James Sterling


    Mary Edna Ott


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

English and German: from a Middle English personal name, Ode, in which personal names of several different origins have coalesced: principally Old English Od(d)a, Old Norse Od(d)a and Continental Germanic Odo, Otto. The first two are short forms of names with the first element Old English ord, Old Norse odd ‘point of a weapon’. The Continental Germanic names are from a short form of compound names with the first element od- ‘possessions’, ‘riches’. The situation is further confused by the fact that all of these names were Latinized as Odo. Odo was the name of the half-brother of the Conqueror, archbishop of Bayeux, who accompanied the Norman expedition to England and was rewarded with 439 confiscated manors. The German name Odo or Otto was a hereditary name in the Saxon ruling house, as well as being borne by Otto von Wittelsbach, who founded the Bavarian ruling dynasty in the 11th century, and the 12th-century Otto of Bamberg, apostle of Pomerania.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olive Ott, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oliver P Ott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oliver P Ott, "United States Census, 1930"

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