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Otto G Ostby
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1886
Minnesota, USA
Death: May 19, 1915
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Otto was the youngest son of the Reverend Paul G Ostby and Goro Thornby Ostby. He was the youngest of six surviving sons, and is buried beside his parents in Lime Creek Cemetery.

Otto married the former Estelle "Stella" Williams in 1908, and they had a daughter, Sarah Lucille Palma Genevieve, called "Lucille" for short. Their marriage dissolved sometime later, and according to Otto's obituary, he remarried, although I don't know to whom.

A Minneapolis police officer, Otto worked the motorcycle patrol in the 6th Precinct. He died on duty in a motorcycle accident; a car cut him off and he struck the rear of a streetcar while he was on the way to a burglary. According to contemporary newspaper articles about his death, the tragedy was compounded by the fact that Otto mistakenly believed that the burglary call was urgent, and was speeding to the site of what he thought was a crime in progress. In fact, communication had gotten twisted, and the burglary had happened hours before; there was no urgency, for the burglar was no longer at the scene. Otto died senselessly at the age of 29.

A year before his death, Otto saved a man's life, as is documented in another news article. A young man's homemade canoe capsized and Otto came to the rescue when civilians were unable to help him, managing to save the exhausted youth before he drowned.

Various death dates exist for Otto. His funeral card states that he died May 26th, but the Minneapolis Police Department, contemporary newspaper articles, and his death certificate list his date of death as May 19th, so that is the date I've used.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Paul Gjermundsen Ostby (1836 - 1917)
  Goro Bergersdatter Thornby Ostby (1848 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  Estelle Mabel Williams Ogden (1890 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Lucille Ostby Ostby (1909 - 1927)*
 
 Siblings:
  John George Ostby (1872 - 1956)*
  Bernhard Imanuel Ostby (1875 - 1941)*
  Otto G Ostby (1886 - 1915)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lime Creek Cemetery
Emmons
Freeborn County
Minnesota, USA
 
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Record added: May 12, 2008
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