About Richard Otter
Mr Richard Otter
- Born: Sunday 20th July 1873
- Age: 38 years
- Last Residence: in Middleburg Heights United States
- Occupation: Stone Cutter
- 2nd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 28213 , £13
- Destination: Middleburg Heights United States
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr Richard Otter, 39, was born in 1873 in Portland, Dorset, England the son of William and Mary Otter. The 1881 British census lists William (aged 49 in 1881) and Mary (48). William's occupation was listed as "quarryman". William and Mary Otter had three children, (ages in 1881) William (17), Elizabeth (15), and Richard (7).
Richard Otter emigrated to the United States in 1889 and was married to Kate Rauch (born September 1877) on 22 September 1898. A son Clarence Otter was born 22 July 1899. They lived on Sheldon Road in what is now Middleburg Heights, near Cleveland. Richard was a stone cutter by trade and worked at the Berea quarries in the Southwest suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. His brother William also lived in Cleveland and their sister is also thought to have emigrated to America. Because work in the Berea quarries was seasonal, Otter, returned to England with his sister (and ? his brother) in the winter of 1912 to visit his parents. Richard had not been back to England for 10 years. While in England, Otter received word that the quarries would soon be opening and booked return passage, second class, on the Titanic. Because of the cost of the trip, Elizabeth and William remained in England and Richard travelled alone.
Richard Otter perished in the disaster, he is mentioned on the family gravestone in St. George's Cemetery, Portland, Dorset.