Robert Thomas Ricketts

7 June 1927–6 November 2009 (Age 82)
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Robert Thomas

When Robert Thomas Ricketts was born on 7 June 1927, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Carley Ricketts, was 34 and his mother, Nadie Davenport, was 31. He married Mary Ruth Lea on 3 August 1950, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 16, Wilson, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 6 November 2009, in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Wilson County Memorial Park, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Thomas Ricketts
Mary Ruth Lea
Marriage: 3 August 1950

Spouse and Children

3 August 1950
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings



    James Esty Ricketts


    Allie Mae Ricketts


    Margaret Frances Ricketts



World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 4

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 22

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): patronymic from Rickett .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert T Ricketts in household of James Ricketts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert T Ricketts in household of Robert L Davenport, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Thomas Ricketts, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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