Loretta Addis Ping

1896–1943 (Age 47)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Loretta Addis

When Loretta Addis Ping was born on 26 May 1896, in Kentucky, United States, her father, George Madison Ping, was 30 and her mother, Mary Catherine Herrin, was 28. She married John Wesley Sponsler about 1918, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in School District 5, McCone, Montana, United States in 1910 and Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 8 November 1943, in Richmond, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Loretta Addis Ping
John Wesley Sponsler
Marriage: about 1918
Ivor Wesley Sponsler
Eunice Aileen Sponsler

Spouse & Children

about 1918
Ohio, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1865–1944Male

  • Mary Catherine Herrin




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Governor Shot

Age 4

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1902 · Montana Capital Building Completed

Age 6

Construction started on the Montana state capital in 1899. In 1902 the capital was completed.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 14

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Pink .2 Chinese 平: there are two sources of this name, which also means ‘peace’. One is the name of a senior minister of the state of Qi during the Spring and Autumn period ( 722–481 bc ), who was posthumously named Yan Pingzhong. The other source is a city called Ping in the state of Han during the Warring States period ( 403–221 bc ). It was granted to a marquis whose descendants adopted the place name as their surname.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Loretta Sponsler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Loretta A Sponsler in household of John W Sponsler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Loretta Ping in household of George Ping, "United States Census, 1900"

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