Opal Mary Rickey

Female25 March 1892–March 1986

Brief Life History of Opal Mary

When Opal Mary Rickey was born on 25 March 1892, in Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States, her father, Millard Lincoln Rickey, was 26 and her mother, Adda M Donahey, was 21. She married William Thomas Hobbs on 1 January 1914, in Washington, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Dutch Creek Township, Washington, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in March 1986, at the age of 94.

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William Thomas Hobbs
Opal Mary Rickey
Marriage: 1 January 1914
Earl Leroy Hobbs
Marianne Verneld Hobbs
Helen Louise Hobbs
Ruth Adda Hobbs

Sources (24)

  • Opal Rickey, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Opal Mary Rickey, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • William Thomas Hobbs and Opal Mary Richey, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934" (1914)

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1914Washington, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    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.

    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

    Age 21

    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.


    Age 25

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    English and northern Irish: from a diminutive of the Middle English personal name Rick , a pet form of Richard ; compare Ritchie .

    In some cases also an Americanized form of German Richey or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

    Americanized form of French Riquier .

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

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