Frances Langston Goree
b. August 1889, d. 22 November 1939
- Father: Robert Daniel Goree b. 15 December 1838, d. 23 June 1923
- Mother: Frances Rebecca Campbell b. 2 February 1846, d. 31 March 1912
- Frances Langston Goree was born in August 1889 in Texas.
- Robert Daniel Goree and Frances Rebecca Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Baylor County, Texas. Other members of the household included Frances Langston Goree, Ann Clark Goree and Edwin Sue Goree.
- Robert Daniel Goree and Frances Rebecca Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Knox County, Texas, near the Thomasson family.. Other members of the household included Frances Langston Goree, Ann Clark Goree, Edwin Sue Goree and John Wesley Campbell. Ann, Eddie Sue and Fannie also were enumerated in Austin.
- Ann Clark Goree appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Austin, Travis County, Texas, at 2603 University Avenue. Other members of the household included Frances Langston Goree, Edwin Sue Goree. They also were enumerated with their parents in Knox County.
- The following appeared on 28 October 1910 in the Galveston Daily News: (Austin, Oct. 27) . . . The climax of the thirty-ninth annual reunion of Hood's Texas Brigade was reached today when the drapery concealing the statue surmounting the monument erected in honor of the dead of the brigade was drawn aside by Miss Lollie Wood of San Antonio, sponsor. The exercises of unveiling and dedication were witnessed by a gathering estimated at 10,000 persons. When the Texas flag which draped the sculptured figure was drawn aside the shouts of the throng mingled with the strains of "Maryland, My Maryland." Before drawing the cords which were to release the drapery, Miss Wood said:
"In memory, honor and undying love to the gallant dead of Hood's Texas Brigade, as well as for those of the Eighteenth Georgia, Hampton's Legion and the Third Arkansas, and for those of the Fourth Texas which at Gaines' Mill was the first to penetrate the enemy's lines and pluck victory from the jaws of defeat, of the Fifth Texas which at Second Manassas, after annihilating thd Fifth New York Zouaves, passed on until victory was won, and the First Texas which at Sharpsburg held the cornfield against the Federal troops until it had lost 82 per cent of its men, it is my proud privilege to unveil this monument."
The sponsor for the occasion, Miss Lollie Wood of San Antonio, as well as her maids of honor and the local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, did much to make the stay of the veterans in the city a pleasant one. The maids of honor who assisted Miss Wood today were: Misses Sarah Maude Cox, Bessie Ellers, Annie Gaston, Edith Goldsteihn, Fannie Goree, May Harding, Julia Hill, Mamie Keith, Christine Littlefield, Jennie Nagle, Ellerbe Wood.
- She married Sidney Boswell Otter on 17 July 1913 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.
- Sidney Boswell Otter registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Fresno County, California, while living with his wife Frances in Fresno, and self-employed there as a rancher.
- Sidney Boswell Otter and Frances Langston Goree appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Raisin, Fresno County, California, at Braley Avenue. Other members of the household included Robert Hartwell Otter and John Delaware Otter.
- On 21 Oct 1924, Mrs. Frances G. Otter was appointed Postmaster of Bonny Doon, Santa Cruz County, and on 23 Dec 1927, Sidney B. Otter succeeded her as Postmaster.
- Frances Langston Goree appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, at Stanford Avenue. Other members of the household included Robert Hartwell Otter. Robert (and brother John and sister Alice) also was enumerated in 1930 in the Santa Cruz Township household of his father, who was farming there.
- She was a public school teacher, according to the 1930 census.
- Sidney Boswell Otter (and Frances Langston Goree) appeared in the 1933 Oakland, California, City Directory at 2880 Hopkins Sidney was listed as a nursery worker.
- Frances Langston Goree died on 22 November 1939 at age 50 in San Diego County, California.
- Her husband Sidney Boswell Otter became a widower at her death.
- Last Edited: 25 Jun 2017