Hester Ann Ramsey

18 December 1850–21 July 1892 (Age 41)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Hester Ann

When Hester Ann Ramsey was born on 18 December 1850, in Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph RAMSEY, was 35 and her mother, Mary Winship, was 28. She married Henry Rufus Ratcliffe on 13 October 1873. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 21 July 1892, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Henry Rufus Ratcliffe
Hester Ann Ramsey
Marriage: 13 October 1873
Essie Anna Ratcliffe
Nelly L. Ratcliff
Esther Aleatha Ratcliff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 October 1873
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 4
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 6
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Irish (Antrim): habitational name from Ramsey (Huntingdonshire, now part of Cambridgeshire), from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island, low-lying land’. Alternatively, the name may also arise from Ramsey (Essex), probably from the same etymology as the Huntingdonshire placename. However, this is unlikely to be the source of the Scottish surname. This form of the surname is also common in Ireland, where it is probably in most if not all cases an altered form of Scottish Ramsay .

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Esther A Ratcliffe in entry for Arlethe Ratcliffe, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • Hester Ratcliff in household of Henry Ratcliff, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Hester A Ramsey in entry for Edgar A Kent and Essie A Ratcliff, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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