Individual Record 50

Name}   Martin, Otto John Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Jr. Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam   6 May 1909 Place} Vallejo, Solano, California
Marr.: Date} Fam   6 Aug   1932 Place} Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  20 Jan   1984 Place} Vallejo, Solano, California
Burial: Date} Cir   23 Jan   1984 Place} Ashes at sea, California
  Grave Marker} No
Source 1}   85 = Family hstry
Source 2}   76 = Address book
Source 3} 729 = Interview
Source 4} 731 = 1910 USA cen
Source 5} 862 = 1920 USA cen
Source 6} 818 = 1930 USA cen
Source 7} 834 = Employmt rec
Source 8} 737 = Photographs
Source 9} 861 = Death record
Source 10}859 = Letter
Parents: } Otto John Martin Sr. & Bertha C. Rumble
   Relationship No.} 592
1st Household No.} 75 = (Pending)
      Occupation 1} Shipwright/shipfitter
       Occupation 2} Supervisor/foreman
  Religion/Church}  
Spouses:   Prime} Hancock, Leola Agnes (Lee)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Otto grew up in Vallejo, California, with his older sister Pearl and younger brothers William and Bert.  From 1915 until 1921 Otto worked as a paper boy and earned from $7.00 to $28.00 per month.

From 1921 until February 1924 he worked as an usher at the Vallejo Theater and earned up to $11.50 per week.  He then switched to the Virginia Theater and worked there until November 1928, ending as an assistant manager.

Click to enlarge Otto began working as an apprentice machinist in July 1928 at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, earning 25¢ per hour.  He was promoted numerous times over his years of service there, and had the title Machinist Quarterman during his last 18 years.  Otto retired in December 1964 after working 36½ years at the "yard".  He worked on numerous ships (including nuclear submarines), was a supervisor, and went on sea trials.

Otto and Leola wanted everything simple and quiet when he passed in 1984.  There wasn't any kind of service or obituary.  His ashes were scattered at sea.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}     Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Otto in the Summer of 1934
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
 Cause of Death} Asbestosis
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 26 Jan  2006
Date Created}    8 Oct  1994
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