On April 10, 1904, one hundred and nine years ago today, Otto W. Agee (1868-1904), my 3rd great grandfather, died in Lane Co., Oregon at the age of 35. According to his obituary, Otto died from “congestion of the lungs.”
Otto was born on August 14, 1904 in Wilbur, Douglas Co., Oregon the son of John Agee (1839-1912) and Mary Elizabeth Thornton (1847-1920). On October 24, 1893, Otto married Tirzah Olive Stephens (1873-1967) in Klickitat, Klickitat Co., Washington. Otto and Tirzah had four children together. Throughout his life, Otto worked as a laborer in industries such as logging in Oregon.