Neva Rappleye

about 1896–
Orange, Schuyler, New York, United States

The Life of Neva

When Neva Rappleye was born about 1896, in Orange, Schuyler, New York, United States, her father, Adelbert Rappleye, was 25 and her mother, Ida Jane Crane, was 21. She married Theodore D Smith on 14 March 1927, in Yates, New York, United States. She lived in Powell Township, Marquette, Michigan, United States in 1910.

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Theodore D Smith
Neva Rappleye
Marriage: 14 March 1927

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    Theodore D Smith



14 March 1927
Yates, New York, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 0

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 7

"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."

Age 31

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Neva M Rappleye in household of Delbert Rappleye, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Neva M Rappleye in entry for Theodore D Smith, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Neva Rappleye, "New York, Yates County, Swann Vital Records Collection, 1723-2009"

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