Rhoda Ripley

February 1846–6 April 1920 (Age 74)
Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Ripley was born in February 1846, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States, her father, David Ripley, was 44 and her mother, Catherine Eddy, was 39. She married George W. Ely in 1867, in Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1910 and Lewis, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 6 April 1920, in Chehalis, Lewis, Washington, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

George W. Ely
Rhoda Ripley
Marriage: 1867
Frances E Ely
Florence I Ely
Rhoda Maude Ely

Spouse and Children

Allegan, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Ripley





World Events (8)

1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 1

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 20

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • R C Ely in household of G W Ely, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rhoda Ely, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rhoda O Ely in household of Geo W Ely, "United States Census, 1870"

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