Albert B. Ott

Albert B. Ott

Kleinniedesheim, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 1953 (aged 66–67)
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 41109518 · View Source
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Albert S. Ott, 67 died early Saturday morning at his ranch home about three miles northwest of Ritzville. He was a member of one of Ritzville's pioneer business families. Born in Kleinidesheim Rheinpflalz, Germany on Oct 31, 1866, Mr. Ott was the eldest son of the late Andrew Ott and Margareth Ott, who at the age of 87 survives him.
Albert came to the United States with his parents in 1896. The family settled in Ritzville where they purchased farm property. Andrew Ott and his brother, Sebastian purchased and operated the Ritzville Flouring Mills. Later the mills were take over by Centennial, though the family retained an interest. Albert attended public schools at Ritzville and later Gongaza Univerity in Spokane. He was employed for 11 years as bookkeeper at the Ritzville Flouring Mills.

He was married on March 24, 1915 to Elsie Wellsandt, daughter of the late August Wellsandt and Mrs. Wellsandt. The family lived in Ritzville until 1910 when Mr. Ott took over mangement of his parents farm. More recenly Albert's son, Robert, has been operating the farm and had developed an outstanding Angus herd in addition to raising wheat.

Mr. Ott was a life-long member of the Zion Congregational church He was a member of the board of trustees and served as church treasurer for 14 years. He was also a member of the Zion Men's club, the Modern Woodmen of American and Marcellus Grange and was a director of the Ritzville Trading company. He served as a member of the city council for several years and on his father's death in 1941 took over mangement of the estate for his mother until a few years ago, when illness forced his virtual retirement.

About five years ago, Mr. Ott became afflicted with the progressive muscular atophy, the same type of nerve degeneration which led to the death of Lou Gehrig, famous New York Yankee basball player. Although he sought memdical treatment from Mayo' brothers and numerous other specialists, Mr. Ott's illness grew progressively worse until he was almost incapacitated. During his illness Mr. Ott became keenly interest in other medical case of muscular atrophy, Muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. Little is known of these puzzling affliction, though interest in national research was greatly stimulated by the Gehrig case.

Albert lived on the ranch farmed by his son, Robert. Other survivors include his widow, Elsie, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Elaine Kutschkau and Mrs. Mildred Danekas, both of Ritzville, Mrs. Louise Webb of Pullman, Mrs. Carrie Hunter of Spokane and Mrs. Barbara Denecke of Zenith, seven grandchildren also survive.

Ritzville Journal Times March 19, 1953 Sue Gardner & gapwork90

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