Rufus Otto Bristow

14 December 1877–29 July 1964 (Age 86)
Newberg, Yamhill, Oregon, United States

The Life of Rufus Otto

When Rufus Otto Bristow was born on 14 December 1877, in Newberg, Yamhill, Oregon, United States, his father, George Robinson Bristow, was 40 and his mother, Narcissa Ward, was 36. He married Etta May Winters in 1902, in Yamhill, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Yamhill, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 4 Southeast Newberg, Yamhill, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 29 July 1964, in Glenwood, Washington, Oregon, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Umatilla, Oregon, United States.

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Rufus Otto Bristow
Etta May Winters
Marriage: 1902
Rita Delma Bristow
Lura Blanche Bristow
Alvin Oscar Bristow
Delmer Andrew Bristow

Spouse and Children

Yamhill, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Robinson Bristow






    Floyd Edwin Bristow


    James Trotter Bristow



    Robison T. Bristow


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1880: Washington, Oregon, United States
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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Bristol, named in Old English with brycg ‘bridge’ + stōw ‘assembly place’. The final -l of the modern form is due to a regional pronunciation.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruphus O Bristo in household of G R Bristo, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Orlo Bristow in household of Narcissa Bristow, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rufus O Bristow in household of Bina J Hash, "United States Census, 1940"

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