Esther Anna Emma Oetken

7 August 1897–17 August 1981 (Age 84)
Fayette, Texas, United States

The Life of Esther Anna Emma

When Esther Anna Emma Oetken was born on 7 August 1897, in Fayette, Texas, United States, her father, George Anton Oetken, was 33 and her mother, Laura Amanda Glaub, was 33. She married William Richards on 18 December 1922, in Fayette Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Haw Creek, Fayette, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 5, Fayette, Texas, United States for about 30 years. She died on 17 August 1981, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Smithville, Bastrop, Texas, United States.

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William Richards
Esther Anna Emma Oetken
Marriage: 18 December 1922
Billie Junior Richards
Roland Richards

Spouse and Children

18 December 1922
Fayette Land District, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Anton Oetken





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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 4

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Odo ( see Ode ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Richards in household of Billy Richards, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ester Richards in household of Billie Richards, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Esta Oetken in household of Geo A Oetken Jr., "United States Census, 1900"

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