His daughter, Cornelia Otis Skinner, 1901-79, American monologuist, actress, and author, b. Chicago, first appeared in her father's company in 1921. She won fame for her one-woman shows and original monologues. She wrote Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (with Emily Kimbrough, 1942), the autobiographical Family Circle (1948), Elegant Wits and Grand Horizontals (1962), and Madame Sarah (1967), a biography of Bernhardt.
See his Footlights and Spotlights (1924, repr. 1972) and Mad Folk of the Theatre (1928).
See biographical study by S. E. Morison (1913, repr. 1969).
See C. F. Mullett, ed., Some Political Writings of James Otis (1929); biography by W. Tudor (1823, repr. 1970).
There were 218 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,333, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $30,089 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,719. About 3.9% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.