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Otterbine E. "Otto" Cloud

Male 1882 - 1951  (68 years)


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  • Name Otterbine E. "Otto" Cloud 
    Born Oct 07, 1882 
    Gender Male 
    Census Apr 16, 1910  Allen, Miami county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census Jan 24, 1920  Macy, Miami county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1951 
    Buried Plainview I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Macy, Miami county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • son of John T. & Sarah A. Cloud
    Notes 
    • Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1939, p. 8
      Otto Cloud Is Sentenced At Rochester
      Enters Surprise Guilty Pleas To Charges of Forgery and Obtaining Money Illegally
      ROCHESTER, Ind., -- Otto Cloud, former merchant and banker of Macy, Monday afternoon was fined $500 and costs and sentenced to serve 2 to 14 years in the state prison after he waived arraignments in the Fulton circuit court and pleaded guilty to two grand jury indictments for forgery and obtaining money under false pretenses returned against him here July 13, 1938.
      On the first count of forgery the court fined him $300 and meted a 2 to 14 year sentence.  On each of the following counts for forgery, five in all, he was fined $10 and costs and meted terms of 2 to 14 years.
      On the first count for obtaining money under false pretenses, Cloud was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to serve 1 to 7 years in prison.  On each of the following counts for obtaining money under false pretenses he was fined $10 and costs and meted 1 to 7 year terms.
      Sentences Concurrent
      The sentences will run concurrently so that the prisoner will actually serve only the one 2 to 14 year sentence, officials announced.
      The plea of guilty came as a surprise for it was believed that Cloud would stand trial.  He was represented in court by Paul Butler, of South Bend, who pleaded for leniency.
      The former banker was charged in the indictments with having defrauded the First National bank and the Farmers and Merchants bank, both of Rochester, in conditional sales contracts which bore forged signatures.
      Former Grocer
      Cloud formerly operated grocery and appliance stores in Rochester, Macy, Fulton, Bourbon and Nappanee.  At the time of his indictment he was also president of the Macy bank, which closed soon afterward.
      He and members of his family are under indictment at South Bend for the same offense.
      The alleged fraud scheme of the Clouds consisted of selling chattel mortgage papers to two or three different banks or loan companies, using the same security for all of them.  Otto Cloud offered the mortgages on his chain of household appliance stores.
      Those arrested in July, 1938, with the elder Cloud were Richard Cloud, 29, Paul Cloud, 33, Mrs. Paul Cloud, 27, of Bourbon; W. Henry Erwin, 24, and his wife, Virginia, 23, of Bourbon; and Orvan Van Lue, 29, Rochester.
      Cloud was to be taken to prison today by Sheriff Russell Vorhees.
    Person ID I68322  mykindred
    Last Modified Feb 6, 2008 

    Father John T. Cloud,   b. Nov 12, 1862, Richland, Miami county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 17, 1922, Macy, Miami county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Sarah A. Freeland,   b. Sep 30, 1865, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 17, 1959, Macy, Miami county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married Dec 24, 1881  Macy, Miami county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22603  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Etta "Mae" Miller,   b. Feb 09, 1883, Peru, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 13, 1959  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Nov 27, 1901  Peru, Miami county, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1910 census, IN, Miami, Allen, ed 111, 2-A, (T624-370, p.161)
      April 16, 1910, Sycamore Street, HH 37/38, (all b. IN)
      Cloud, Otto, head, M, W, 27, m1 8 yrs, retail merchant, general store
      "  , Mary E, wife, F, W, 27, m1 8 yrs, 2/2 children
      "  , John Paul, son, 4
      "  , Richard M, son, 1-1/12
      Turnipseed, Alice G, servand, F, W, 19, single
      1920 census, IN, Miami, Allen, ed 134, 8-B, (T625-440, p.267)
      Jan. 24, 1920
      (this is Otto's uncle)

      Allen Street, HH 185/186
      Cloud, Henry S, head, M, W, 73, IN, US, US
      "  , Olie E, wife, F, W, 76, IN, ??
      Commerce Street, HH 190/191, (all b. IN)
      Cloud, Otto E, head, m, W, 37
      "  , Mary E, wife, F, W, ??
      "  , John P, son, ??
      "  , Richard M, son, ??
      "  , Virginia L, dau, 6

    Children 
     1. John Paul Cloud,   b. Abt 1906, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     2. Richard Miller Cloud,   b. Abt Mar 1909, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     3. Virginia Cloud,   b. Abt 1914, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    Family ID F23318  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Cloud, Otterbine (1882-1951)
    Cloud, Otterbine (1882-1951)

  • Sources 
    1. [S967] 1910 US federal census, 1910 census, IN, Miami, Allen, ed 111, 2-A, (T624-370, p.161).

    2. [S3967] 1920 US federal census, 1920 census, IN, Miami, Macy, ed 134, 8-B, (T625-440, p.267).

    3. [S2015] Obit / burial information (Reliability: 3).


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