Otto Clifford Clarence Schmidt

10 August 1932–3 February 1994 (Age 61)
Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Otto Clifford Clarence

When Otto Clifford Clarence Schmidt was born on 10 August 1932, in Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States, his father, Walter Rudolph Benjamin Schmidt, was 31 and his mother, Edna Grace Rand, was 35. He married Clarice Marjorie Erickson on 2 April 1955. He died on 3 February 1994, in Ivanhoe, Lincoln, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Otto Clifford Clarence Schmidt
Clarice Marjorie Erickson
Marriage: 2 April 1955

Spouse and Children

2 April 1955

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Rudolph Benjamin Schmidt


    Edna Grace Rand




    Rudolph Schmidt


    Loraine Schmidt


    Wilbert Schmidt



    Lila Marie Marion Schmidt


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1933 · The Browns Valley Man

Age 1

Just like the Minnesota Woman, The Browns Valley Man are deemed the oldest human remains found in Minnesota. They were found by W. H. Jenson, while he was laying gravel for his driveway, in the Traverse gap in western Minnesota. The remains are believed to be around 9,000 years old.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 17

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Middle High German smit, German Schmied ‘blacksmith’. The German surname is found in many other parts of Europe, from Slovenia to Sweden.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Otto C Schmidt in household of Walter R Schmidt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ott Schmidt in entry for Mrs Lorain Leopold, "Minnesota, Obituaries 1865-2006"

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