August Emil Otto

22 August 1904–4 May 1964 (Age 59)
Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas, United States

The Life of August Emil

When August Emil Otto was born on 22 August 1904, in Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas, United States, his father, Frank August Otto, was 23 and his mother, Franciska Drozd, was 21. He had at least 1 daughter with Minnie Opal Williams. He lived in Victoria, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 7, Refugio, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 4 May 1964, in Big Spring, Howard, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

August Emil Otto
Minnie Opal Williams
Myrtle Lucille Otto

Spouse and Children


    Minnie Opal Williams




Parents and Siblings




    Agnes Bessie Otto



    Paul Louis Otto


    Frank Joseph Otto


World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.

Age 16

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • August E Otto, "United States Census, 1940"
  • August Otto in household of Frank Otto, "United States Census, 1930"
  • August Emil Otto, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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