Thelma May Grippen

21 August 1914–22 April 1973 (Age 58)
Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States

The Life of Thelma May

When Thelma May Grippen was born on 21 August 1914, in Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States, her father, Emory Scott Grippin, was 27 and her mother, Lela Ione Drake, was 20. She married Leland Ethelbert Nevin on 28 May 1940, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Paxton Township, Logan, Kansas, United States in 1930. She died on 22 April 1973, in Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Leland Ethelbert Nevin
Thelma May Grippen
Marriage: 28 May 1940
Sidney Lee Nevin

Spouse and Children

28 May 1940
Kansas, United States


    Sidney Lee Nevin


Parents and Siblings



    Lily Gertrude Grippin


    Richard Wayne Grippin




    Warren Waldo Grippen


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 13

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.

Age 17

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Crispin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thelma Griffin in household of Scott E S Griffin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma Grippen in household of Scott Grippen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma Mae Grippin Reece in entry for Mrs Myrtle Lillian Robersonville Reece Reed, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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