Lena Etter

21 November 1917–23 October 2008 (Age 90)
Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lena

When Lena Etter was born on 21 November 1917, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Frederick Etter, was 45 and her mother, Selma Martha Weinz, was 41. She married Robert LeRoy Raypole on 28 November 1945, in Ohio, United States. She died on 23 October 2008, in Clyde, Sandusky, Ohio, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Clyde, Sandusky, Ohio, United States.

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Robert LeRoy Raypole
Lena Etter
Marriage: 28 November 1945

Spouse and Children

28 November 1945
Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Frederick Etter


    Selma Martha Weinz




    Walter Etter


    Alfred Etter


    Ernest Etter


    John Frederick Etter Jr


    Selma Etter


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near the boundary fence of a village, from Middle High German eter ‘woven boundary fence’.2 German and Dutch: from Middle High and Low German etter ‘uncle’ or ‘cousin’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lena Etters in household of John Etters, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lena Etter in household of John Etter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lena Etter, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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