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William Wilford Rottluff
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1884
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1968
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

As recorded in "South Dakota Births, 1856-1903," William Wilford Rottluff was born 22 September 1884 in Kingsbury County, Dakota Territory in a town then known as Spring Lake. His father, Karl Reinhardt Rottluff, had emigrated in 1877 from Germany via Brazil, along with his parents and siblings. His mother, Ella Mae Starbuck, was born in Iowa but descended from the England-born Starbucks who first arrived on this continent in 1635. As the eldest child, William went to work early - by age 7 he was behind a pair of draft horses - and left school after 6th grade, while his 6 younger siblings all received higher education.

In 1920 he had a farm outside Bismarck and married Olive May Gray of Watertown, South Dakota, whose English ancestors had arrived in Massachusetts before 1760. William and Olive had 2 daughters and in the late 1920s, the family relocated to Portland, Oregon. There he continued doing farm-type labor, keeping a cow, chickens and a pair of draft horses, and finally retiring at age 77.

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 Parents:
  Karl Reinhard Rottluff (1856 - 1924)
  Ella Mae Starbuck Rottluff (1867 - 1947)
 
 Spouse:
  Olive May Gray Rottluff (1899 - 1982)*
 
 Children:
  Jardis Arletta Rottluff Brookens (1920 - 2014)*
  Lois Yvonne Rottluff Haraden (1924 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Wilford Rottluff (1884 - 1968)
  Ethel Ernestine Rottluff (1886 - 1967)*
  Gladys G. Rottluff Owen (1888 - 1967)*
  Lester Reinhardt Rottluff (1890 - 1967)*
  Nada Reuhamah Rottluff (1892 - 1968)*
  Paul Wellington Rottluff (1894 - 1960)*
  Karl Moritz Rottluff (1896 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Scappoose
Columbia County
Oregon, USA
 
Maintained by: J. Haraden Morley
Originally Created by: Mark and Glorene Stevens
Record added: Oct 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43575969
William Wilford Rottluff
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William Wilford Rottluff
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William Wilford Rottluff
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