Otto Albert Peton

20 November 1893–18 November 1969 (Age 76)
Graettinger, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States

The Life of Otto Albert

When Otto Albert Peton was born on 20 November 1893, in Graettinger, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States, his father, Ernest Henry Peton, was 37 and his mother, Bertha Auguste Dahlke, was 28. He lived in Walnut Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Emmet Township, Emmet, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 18 November 1969, in Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Graettinger, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Pelton, a place in County Durham, named from an unattested Old English personal name Pēola + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Otto Peton, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Arthur Peton in household of Ernest Peton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Otto Peaton in household of Ernest Peaton, "United States Census, 1910"

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