Drusilla "Drusie" Lappin

16 February 1890–9 December 1964 (Age 74)
Liberal, Seward, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Drusilla "Drusie"

When Drusilla "Drusie" Lappin was born on 16 February 1890, in Liberal, Seward, Kansas, United States, her father, James L. Lappin, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Alice "Sallie" Martz, was 27. She married John Day Sitton on 21 June 1908, in Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Linn, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Albany Election Precinct 9, Linn, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 9 December 1964, in Linn, Linn, Oregon, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States.

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John Day Sitton
Drusilla "Drusie" Lappin
Marriage: 21 June 1908
Lucille Alice Sitton
Cecil Vir Sitton
Woodrow David Sitton
Eugene Augustus Sitton
Charles Lyndal Sitton
Betty Jean Sitton
Leroy Sitton
Larry Dean Sitton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1908Pike, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1892 · The Chicago Canal
    Age 2
    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 20
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: from Ó Lapáin ‘descendant of Lapán’, perhaps a nickname from lapán ‘little fist’. Sometimes Anglicized as Delap or Delapp in Ireland.English: from the Middle English personal name Lapin, possibly a nickname for a timid person, from Old French lapin ‘rabbit’, or it may be a derivative of Old English læppa ‘lap (of a garment)’, ‘sleeve’, ‘small strip of cloth or hide’, ‘person's lap or bosom’, ‘flap of flesh’, ‘piece of land at the edge of an estate’, but what sense the derived term might have when used as a surname is unclear.Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Lapin .

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Drusilla Lappin in household of James L Lappin, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Unknown in entry for James Aubery Grice, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
    • Drusil in entry for John Dav Sitton, "Oregon Death Index, 1971-2008"

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