David H. Ripley

Brief Life History of David H.

When David H. Ripley was born in 1862, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, Lewis Ripley, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Jackson, was 20. He married Georgia M. Noxon on 24 January 1886, in Adams, Gage, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ouray, Colorado, United States in 1900.

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David H. Ripley
Georgia M. Noxon
Marriage: 24 January 1886
Nellie Ruth Ripley
Florence Pearl Ripley
George Lewis Ripley
Neva Lillian Ripley
Julian W. Ripley
Ruby Ripley

Sources (10)

  • David Ripley in household of Lewis Ripley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • D H Ripley, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • D.H. Ripley in entry for George L. Ripley and Altha Snook, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1877: Ouray, Colorado, United States

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ripley (Derbyshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Yorkshire). The Hampshire and Surrey placenames derive from Old English ripel, rippel ‘strip of land’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Yorkshire placename probably derives from the Anglian tribe name Hrype + Old English lēah. The Derbyshire placename may derive from Old English ripel, rippel or the Anglian tribe name Hrype + Old English lēah.

History: William Ripley (died 1656) came from Wymondham, Norfolk, England, to Hingham, MA, in 1638.

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

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