Walter Lee Pipkin

Brief Life History of Walter Lee

When Walter Lee Pipkin was born on 31 May 1878, in Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States, his father, Elisha Madison Pipkin, was 39 and his mother, Cordelia Jane Yeary, was 29. He married Kittie Ann Elizabeth Sligar on 6 August 1900, in Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 October 1966, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Lee Pipkin
1878–1966
Kittie Ann Elizabeth Sligar
1880–1956
Marriage: 6 August 1900
Willie Lucile Pipkin
1901–1987
Nelma Katherene Pipkin
1902–1980
Wanda Opal Pipkin
1905–1989
Sarah Virginia Pipkin
1907–2001
Walter Donald Pipkin
1909–1910
Wilma Pipkin
1912–1999
Maurice Pipkin
1916–1992
James Daniel Pipkin
1919–1920
Jack Victor Pipkin
1922–2001

Sources (22)

  • Walter L Pipkin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Lee Pipkin, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • W. L. Pipkin, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977"

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

English: apparently from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Pipkin, perhaps a pet form of Philip . A pipkin was also an item of brass or other metalware, or a smaller form of a wine-pipe, but whether that is relevant to the surname is not known.

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

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