William Vernon Ring

24 May 1882–24 August 1948 (Age 66)
Hopkins, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Vernon

When William Vernon Ring was born on 24 May 1882, in Hopkins, Allegan, Michigan, United States, his father, Oakley Omie Ring, was 25 and his mother, Harriet Moletta Brainard, was 20. He married Apha May Van Camp on 17 September 1908, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Otsego, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 24 August 1948, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States, at the age of 66.

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William Vernon Ring
Grace Viola Freeman
Marriage: 6 April 1911
Milo F. Ring
Thelma Losena Ring
Vernon Oakley Ring

Spouse and Children

6 April 1911
Otsego, Allegan, Michigan, United States


    Milo F. Ring


    Thelma Losena Ring


    Vernon Oakley Ring


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 5

The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit "water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream." H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, "TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII".
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 18

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rings (from Middle English ring, Middle High German rinc, Middle Dutch ring), either to be worn as jewelry or as component parts of chain-mail, harnesses, and other objects. In part it may also have arisen as a nickname for a wearer of a ring.2 Scandinavian: from ring ‘ring’, probably an ornamental name but possibly applied in the same sense as 3 or 1.3 German: topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German rink, rinc ‘circle’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willie L Ring in household of Oakley Ring, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William V Ring, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Ring, "United States Census, 1940"

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