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Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Otto Roller ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Roller, Otto
BORN: 13 Feb 1914 DIED: 14 Apr 1989 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Castle Rock, Cowlitz Co., Washington
DEATH PLACE: Polk Co., Oregon

1920 WA CENSUS - Otto Roller, age 6, b. Washington, is enumerated with Ferdinand, age 27, occupation barber, b. Russia (year of immigration 1910), and Emma, age 24, b. Washington, along with Elsa, age 4, b. Washington, and Bertha, age 1, b. Washington.  Also enumerated with the family are Erick Krause, identified as step-son [of Ferdinand], age 5, b. Washington, and Adolph Krishbaum, identified as brother-in-law [of Ferdinand], age 26, single, b. Russia. 

1930 WA CENSUS – Otto Roller (16y, b Washington) enumerated with parents Ferdinand (37y, b Volhynia, Russia, immigrated 1910, naturalized, married at age 20y, occupation barber) and Emma M. (34y, b Washington, married at age 17y) and 5 siblings, all born in Washington, Elsa E. (14y), Bertha A. (12y), Albert L. (9y), Pauline L. (5y5m) and Richard H. (1y1m)

1st MARRIAGE – Otto Roller (23y, of Salem, Oregon, born Castle Rock, Washington, son of Ferdinand Roller & Maria Kirschbaum) and Lucille B. Howe (23y, of Salem, Oregon, divorced, born International Falls, Minnesota, daughter of Elmer E. Getchell & Blanche Parofanshezuk) md 25 Sept 1937, Vancouver, Clark co, Washington

1940 OR CENSUS – Otto Roller (26y, b Washington, living in Portland, Oregon in 1935, occupation restaurant) enumerated with wife Lucille B. (25y, b Minnesota, living in rural Marion co, Oregon in 1935) and daughter Marlene B. (4y, b Oregon); also with family was father-in-law Elmer E. Getchell (77y, b Maine, widowed, living in rural Marion co, Oregon in 1935)

2nd MARRIAGE – Otto Roller & Evelyn Grant md 1 Dec 1957, Marion co, Oregon

M & F Names Cook
SALEM (Special) - Otto Roller operator of a Salem restaurant for many years, will serve as head cook for the restaurant in the new Meier and Frank store to open here October 27, it was announced Saturday.
Oregonian, The (Portland, Oregon) 9 Oct 1955, 43:1


OSBH DC (1989 Polk co) #89-07988


Otto Roller
Friday, April 14, in Salem. Services, Thursday, April 20, 1989, 3:00 p.m., HOWELL-EDWARDS-DOERKSEN CHAPEL OF THE GARDENS, 1350 Com'l SE. Interment, Zena Cemetery. Contributions to the American Ciabetes Association of the Mid-Willamette Valley.
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Otto Roller
Feb. 13, 1914 – April 14, 1989
Services for Otto Roller, 75, of Salem, who died Friday in Salem, will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday in Howell-Edwards-Doerksen mortuary.
He was born in Castle Rock, Wash., and he moved to Salem about 50 years ago from Portland. He married Evelyn Hunt Grant on Dec. 1, 1957, in Salem. He was a chef for Henry Thiele’s in Portland, and he had owned and operated the Grill in Salem from 1939 to 1954. He later was chef at Meier and Frank. He was also chef for Willamette University and the Marion Hotel. He retired in 1979. He owned and operated a care home after retiring.
Cooking was his occupation and hobby. He was a member of the Spring Valley Community Church, Zena.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Marie Patton, Marie Pederson and Amy Hanson, all of Salem, Melba Hollandsworth of Spokane, Wash., Marjorie Hutchison of Post Falls, Idaho, and Donna Muggle of Bothell, Wash;; sons, Mitcheal Grant of Salem and Otto Jr. of Keizer; and a sister, Dollie of Portland.
Interment will be in Zena Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association of the Mid-Willamette Valley.
Statesman Journal, (Salem, Oregon) April 18, 1989


Otto Roller
1914 - 1989
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1920 WA CENSUS (Cowlitz Co., Castle Rock, ED 58, sheet 1B) 

1930 WA CENSUS (Cowlitz co, Castle Rock, ED 37, sheet 2B)

Washington Marriage Records (

1940 OR CENSUS (Marion co, Salem, ED 24-66, sheet 64B)

Oregon Marriage Index

OREG 9 Oct 1955, 43:1
SJ 18 Apr 1989

ROW: VI 22 A1  

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