Gladys Ruth Vickery

2 October 1898–October 1983 (Age 84)
Douglas, South Dakota, United States

The Life Summary of Gladys Ruth

When Gladys Ruth Vickery was born on 2 October 1898, in Douglas, South Dakota, United States, her father, William Dean Vickery, was 48 and her mother, Mary Jane Phillips, was 38. She married Mark Alexander Piper on 9 June 1919, in Ida Grove, Corwin Township, Ida, Iowa, United States. She lived in Hayes Township, Ida, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Corwin Township, Ida, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died in October 1983, in Ida Grove, Corwin Township, Ida, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85.

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Mark Alexander Piper
Gladys Ruth Vickery
Marriage: 9 June 1919

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1919Ida Grove, Corwin Township, Ida, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
    Age 15
    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.
    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi
    Age 24
    The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Vicker , from the Middle English variant vicarie, derived directly from Latin vicarius. The English surname is also established in Cork, Ireland.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Gladys Nicpeny in household of Mary J Nicpeny, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Gladys Piper in household of Mark A Piper, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Gladys Piper in household of Mark A Piper, "United States Census, 1930"

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