Otto Marion Pederson

b. 22 September 1876, d. 13 May 1960

Otto Marion Pederson, 1876-1960
  • Otto Marion Pederson was born on 22 September 1876 in Clifton, Bosque County, Texas.
  • He was baptized/christened on 29 December 1876 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Clifton, Boxque County, Texas. And on the same day his brother Palmer Israel.
  • He married Nina Lillian Womack circa 1905.
  • Otto Marion Pederson and Nina Lillian Womack appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Bosque County, Texas. Other members of the household included Palmer Tilden Pederson and Thomas Womack Pederson. Also in the household was one male boarder.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1910 census.
  • The following appeared on 4 November 1910 in The Clifton Record: Otto Pederson has accepted a position with Schow Bros. in the grocery department and has moved his family back to town.
  • The following appeared on 13 October 1916 in The Clifton Record: Otto Pederson and family are moving to Cayote this week where he will be in charge of Schow Brothers store.
  • The following appeared on 1 December 1916 in The Clifton Record: Otto Pederson, manager of Schow Bros. Cayote store, was here on business Monday.
  • The following appeared on 13 July 1917 in The Clifton Record: (Cranfills Gap) Otto Pederson and A. C. Grimland, managers of Schow Brothers' stores at Cayote and Cranfills Gap, are on the San Saba trying to induce big fish to bite.
  • Otto Marion Pederson registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Bosque County, Texas, While living in Clifton with his wife Nina, and employed there as a salesman by Clifton Rubber Company.
  • The following appeared on 5 November 1918 in The Clifton Record: Having rented the John Schow residence we are prepared to keep roomers and boarders. --Otto Pederson.
  • Otto Marion Pederson and Nina Lillian Womack appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Stephens County, Texas, at Caddo Road. Other members of the household included Palmer Tilden Pederson, Thomas Womack Pederson, Otto Marion Pederson Jr., Clyde Gilbert Pederson and Charles Bruce Pederson. Also in the household was one female servant described as an oil camp helper.
  • He was employed as an oil camp foreman, according to the 1920 census.
  • The following appeared on 3 September 1920 in The Clifton Record: (Cranfills Gap) Otto Pederson, well known to most of our readers, has moved to Clifton, where he has accepted employment in the grocery department of the Oscar J. Rea & Co. Store.
  • He applied for a passport on 16 June 1921 while living in Caddo, Stephens County, Texas. Applicant follows the occupation of mechanic, seeking to travel overland from Loredo to Mexico for agricultural work/personal business, to be accompanied by his wife and five minor children, intending to return within ten years. Requests that passport be sent to the applicant at Pasa del cura, State of Vera Cruz. Passport was issued 29 July.
  • Otto Marion Pederson and Nina Lillian Womack appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Catarina, Dimmit County, Texas. Other members of the household included Thomas Womack Pederson, Otto Marion Pederson Jr., Clyde Gilbert Pederson and Charles Bruce Pederson.
  • He was employed as manager of a hardware store, according to the 1930 census.
  • Otto Marion Pederson and Nina Lillian Womack appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, at Washington Street. Other members of the household included Charles Bruce Pederson.
  • He was employed as a retail hardware salesman, according to the 1940 census.
  • Otto Marion Pederson became a widower at the 17 February 1955 death of his wife Nina Lillian Womack.
  • The following appeared on 25 February 1955 in The Clifton Record: Word reached Clifton last week of the death of Mrs. Otto Pederson, aged 66, of Navasota, at approximately 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 17. [:CR;]      Funeral services for Mrs. Pederson were held at a funeral chapel in that city at 10:00 o'clock on Saturday morning, February 19. Attending the services from Clifton were Mr. and Mrs. Odie C. Pederson, Mrs. Milton L. Bergman, Almer Bekken, John Bekken, Marvin Dahl, Milton G. Dahl, and Carl Dahl.
         Mrs. Pederson and her husband formerly lived in Clifton where he was employed for many years by P. E. Schow and Brothers. At one time Mr. Pederson also operated that firm's branch store in Cayote.
  • At the time of his death Otto Marion Pederson was living in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, at 519 Frazier Street.
  • Otto Marion Pederson died on 13 May 1960 at age 83 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, at Brazos Valley Hospital . His death was officially witnessed by Clyde Gilbert Pederson.
  • He was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 14 Aug 2016

Family: Nina Lillian Womack b. 20 November 1888, d. 17 February 1955