Hattie Greer

Brief Life History of Hattie

When Hattie Greer was born on 8 August 1890, in Kentucky, United States, her father, John S Greer, was 50 and her mother, Mahala Holloway, was 43. She married Lonnie Rickman on 10 November 1906, in Cedar, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Madison Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Ojai, Ventura, California, United States in 1930. She died on 10 August 1937, at the age of 47.

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Lonnie Rickman
Hattie Greer
Marriage: 10 November 1906
Mallie L Rickman
Wilbert G Rickman

Sources (15)

  • Hattie Rickman in household of Lou Rickman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hattie Greer, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Hattie Greer in entry for Lonnie Rickman, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

1892 · The Radio is invented

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

1904 · The Black Patch War

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory and compare Grierson ). This form of the surname is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.

History: A Scottish family by the name of Grierson claim descent from Gilbert, a son of Malcolm MacGregor (died 1374), 11th Lord of MacGregor. Gilbert was known as both MacGregor and Gregorson. In 1400 he was granted lands by the Earl of March in the name Grierson. The numerous northern Irish bearers of the name Greer claim descent from this same Gilbert.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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