Otis Lafayette Vermillion

15 Jun 1914 - 7 Aug 1988

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Otis Lafayette Vermillion

15 Jun 1914 - 7 Aug 1988
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Mule Killings My father, Otis Vermillion, was brought up in the hills of West Virginia. His father worked in the coal mining industry, and also as a law enforcement officer. The family had three boys, Pete, Otis, Frank, who were the oldest children, and always into mischief. The area they lived in f
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Otis Lafayette Vermillion

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Lindquist Memorial Park at Layton

1074 N Fairfield Rd
Layton, Davis, Utah
United States

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Sealed February 1, 1964
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January 3, 2012
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January 2, 2012

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VERMILLION, Otis L (b. 1914) Mule Killings

Contributor: MDSIMS Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Mule Killings My father, Otis Vermillion, was brought up in the hills of West Virginia. His father worked in the coal mining industry, and also as a law enforcement officer. The family had three boys, Pete, Otis, Frank, who were the oldest children, and always into mischief. The area they lived in faced the main street which was dirt and had railroad tracks running down the middle of the street. The tracks were used to bring the coal from the mines. On the other side of the street was the stock yard, which had power lines running above them, where the mules were kept, which were used to pull the coal cars up and down the tracks. My father and his brothers were known to be boys who were into everything and willing to take any challenge. One evening my father and his younger brother challenged each other to see who could hit the power lines with there sling shots. Now boys being boys the were determined to be win that challenge and hit the power line first. Well as they shot at the power line one of them, no one would confess which one, hit the line and it snapped in two. The line fell and landed on several of the mules in the stock yard killing the mules instantly. Well knowing the trouble the would be in both from there parents and the law they ran from the scene. Now as I said before there father was also a law enforcement officer so they never would say a word to anyone about the incident but kept a tight lip throughout there childhood. Later in there lives they would chuckle about the mystery of how the power line broke and killed the mules.

VERMILLION, Otis L (1914) Snakes

Contributor: MDSIMS Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Snakes Dad along with his brothers loved to run the hills around there home in West Virginia. They would leave the home when the choirs were done and take off into the hills. One spring day while running through the forrest dad came up over a rise into a depression in the forrest floor. In that depression were hundreds of snakes which had just come out of hibernation from the previous winter. Dad said that there were snakes of all sizes in that depression and there he was running right through the middle. Scared of snake and definitely not wanting to get bitten he kept on running right through the center of the pack of snake never once being bitten. Looking back on that incident my dad always wondered why he was never bitten? His only answer was that the Lord had other things for him to do in life.

Otis Lafayette Vermillion

Contributor: MDSIMS Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Father was born in Carbondale, West Virginia. He had four brothers, one died right after birth and five sisters, two died with in a years after birth and one died in her early twenties. Dad was the best father.

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1914
Otis Lafayette Vermillion was born on 15 Jun 1914
Otis Lafayette Vermillion was 15 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
1929
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Otis Lafayette Vermillion was 25 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
1939
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Otis Lafayette Vermillion was 27 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
1941
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Otis Lafayette Vermillion was 41 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
1955
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Otis Lafayette Vermillion was 49 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
1963
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1977
Otis Lafayette Vermillion was 63 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
1977
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Otis Lafayette Vermillion died on 7 Aug 1988 at the age of 74
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