Gertrude L. Ripley

27 September 1863–20 February 1948 (Age 84)
Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Gertrude L.

When Gertrude L. Ripley was born on 27 September 1863, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Henry Ripley, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Jernegan Marchant Ripley, was 30. She married Thomas A. Dexter on 15 April 1885, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870. She died on 20 February 1948, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Thomas A. Dexter
Gertrude L. Ripley
Marriage: 15 April 1885
Wallstein A Dexter
Carlton Harold Dexter

Spouse and Children

15 April 1885
Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Ripley


    Elizabeth Jernegan Marchant Ripley





    Lizzie M. Ripley


    Edith H Ripley Marchant


World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in different parts of England, named in Old English with ripel ‘strip of land’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Ripley in household of Henry Ripley, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Gertrude L Dexter in household of Thomas A Dexter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gertrude L Ripley in household of Henry Ripley, "United States Census, 1870"

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