Henry G Rappleye

January 1871–
New York, United States

The Life of Henry G

When Henry G Rappleye was born in January 1871, in New York, United States, his father, Milton McCall Rappleye, was 30 and his mother, Mary Jane Giles, was 25. He married Nancy L McColgan on 26 November 1892, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Bronson, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1910.

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Henry G Rappleye
Nancy L McColgan
Marriage: 26 November 1892
Carl A Rappleye
Luella Rappleye

Spouse and Children


    Nancy L McColgan


26 November 1892
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States


    Carl A Rappleye


    Luella Rappleye


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 8

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 32

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Name Meaning

1 Possibly an Americanized spelling of Swiss and South German Räppli or Räpple, diminutives of Rapp .2 Possibly a respelling of French Rappelet, which is most probably a derivative of Old French rapel ‘occupation’, ‘profession’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry G Rappleye, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry G. Rappleye, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Henry in entry for Carl A. Rappleye and Anges E Walker, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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