Ray Cramer Whipkey

17 September 1891–24 July 1986 (Age 94)
Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ray Cramer

When Ray Cramer Whipkey was born on 17 September 1891, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Cramer Whipkey, was 43 and his mother, Lydia Lohr, was 40. He married Laura Loudenslager in 1911, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Aleppo Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Richhill Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 24 July 1986, in Carmichaels, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 94.

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Ray Cramer Whipkey
Laura Loudenslager
Marriage: 1911
John Wilford Whipkey
Lydia Eileen Whipkey
Helen Louise Whipkey
Darwin Eugene Whipkey

Spouse and Children

Marshall, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Cramer Whipkey





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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 14

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of North German Wiepke, a short form of Wiebert ( see Wieber ), or a metronymic from the Frisian personal name Wiebke (from Wigburg).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ray Whipkey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ray Whipkey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ray Whipkey in household of John C Whipkey, "United States Census, 1900"

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