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Margaret McCandless "Maggie" Anderson Otis
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1870
Carroll County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1963
King County
Washington, USA

Wife of Francis "Frank" Ignatius Otis, she was the daughter of John Newton Anderson and Margaret Louisa Allison Anderson. Frank and Margaret were married 9 January 1895, in Mescalaro, New Mexico, where they met while he was working on the Indian reservation. They would have seven children: Elmer Lawrence Otis, John Tilford Otis, Francis Bernard Otis, Joseph Harvey Otis, Paul Otis, America Anderson "Margaret" Otis, and Allison Boone Otis.

In 1899, Frank Otis enlisted in the US Army, and within a year, was promoted to Corporal, then to Sergeant, and then to 2nd Lieutenant, serving in the 35th US Infantry, while Margaret and the children stayed with her family. He was sent to the Philippine Islands, where he contracted Malaria, and was hospitalized several times over the next four years. In 1904, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, 4th Cavalry. In January 1905, he was sent to the US Army Hospital at Fort Jay, in New York City, where he was judged insane from the malaria, after experiencing "severe confusion." He apparently left the hospital in October 1905, and disappeared, never to be seen again. His last couple of letters to his wife indicate that he felt unknown people were trying to rob and murder him and that the Army may court-martial him because they didn't believe him. The US Army officially dropped him from the rolls as a deserter on 31 January 1906.

Several years later, Margaret moved with the family to Oregon, and then to Seattle, Washington, where she raised the children. She never remarried. In August 1930, she applied for Frank's pension, which she received. She died in July 1963, in Seattle, Washington.

Family links: 
  John Newton Anderson (1837 - 1912)
  Margaret Louisa Allison Anderson (1839 - 1913)
  Francis Ignatius Otis (1871 - 1905)*
  John Newton Anderson (1866 - 1936)*
  Charles Parker Anderson (1868 - 1963)*
  Lillian Josephine Anderson Dowlin (1869 - 1955)*
  Margaret McCandless Anderson Otis (1870 - 1963)
  Louisa Allison Anderson (1876 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park
King County
Washington, USA
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Apr 22, 2006
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Margaret McCandless Maggie <i>Anderson</i> Otis
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Margaret McCandless Maggie <i>Anderson</i> Otis
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- Barbara A. in CA
 Added: Jul. 7, 2013
You had a difficult life and have earned your rest. Rest in peace, dear lady.
- Kit and Morgan Benson
 Added: Apr. 22, 2006

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