William Best Ramsey

16 June 1899–December 1980 (Age 81)
Mount Pleasant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William Best

William Best Ramsey was born on 16 June 1899, in Mount Pleasant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He married LaVay Veronica Smith on 4 August 1962, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. He died in December 1980, at the age of 81.

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William Best Ramsey
1899–1980
LaVay Veronica Smith
1911–2003
Marriage: 4 August 1962

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1962Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States
  • World Events (3)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 1
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome
    Age 1
    A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 6
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Irish (Antrim): habitational name from Ramsey (Huntingdonshire, now part of Cambridgeshire), from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island, low-lying land’. Alternatively, the name may also arise from Ramsey (Essex), probably from the same etymology as the Huntingdonshire placename. However, this is unlikely to be the source of the Scottish surname. This form of the surname is also common in Ireland, where it is probably in most if not all cases an altered form of Scottish Ramsay .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Ramsay

    Sources (1)

    • Legacy NFS Source: William Best Ramsey - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: December 1980; Westminster, Orange, California, United States

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