Ora Wasson "Wassie" Covert

21 January 1854–8 October 1928 (Age 74)
Franklin, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Ora Wasson "Wassie"

When Ora Wasson "Wassie" Covert was born on 21 January 1854, in Franklin, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Bates Covert, was 38 and her mother, Hester Ann Warner, was 40. She married David R Rickart on 17 September 1873, in San Joaquin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 8 October 1928, in Oakdale, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oakdale, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

David R Rickart
Ora Wasson "Wassie" Covert
Marriage: 17 September 1873
Guy Rickart
Daisy Beulah Rickart
Birdie Rozell Rickart
baby girl Rickart
Roy Rickart

Spouse and Children

17 September 1873
San Joaquin, California, United States


    Guy Rickart




    baby girl Rickart


    Roy Rickart


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 3

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 7

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a reserved or secretive person, from Old French covert ‘guarded’, ‘crafty’.2 Americanized spelling of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ora W Rickart in household of Dave Rickart, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ora W Richart in household of David Richart, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ora W Rickart, "United States Census, 1920"

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