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Otto Plath

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Husband of Aurelia Plath (Schober)
Father of Sylvia Plath and <private> Plath

Managed by: Malka Mysels
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About Otto Plath

Otto was a Polish immigrant who spoke three languages, German, Polish, and French, before learning English.

After he had received his Doctorate of Science in entomology, he was entrusted with a permanent position at Boston University. 

This academic success on his part; however, did not earn him a higher status in his family.  Otto’s parents expected him to become a Lutheran minister and after studying the works of Charles Darwin, he became more convinced that the life of a minister was not for him.  His grandparents took this as a sign of rejection and struck his name from the family bible.

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Otto Plath's Timeline

October 27, 1932
Age 47
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 55