David Franklin Marcellus Rappleye

22 June 1848–25 September 1914 (Age 66)
Carterville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of David Franklin Marcellus

When David Franklin Marcellus Rappleye was born on 22 June 1848, in Carterville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Tunis Rappleye, was 41 and his mother, Louisa Elizabeth CUTLER, was 32. He married Laura Elizabeth Morris on 30 December 1875, in Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Central Valley, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880 and Cowley, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States in 1910. He died on 25 September 1914, in Fountain, El Paso, Colorado, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Cowley Cemetery, Cowley, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Franklin Marcellus Rappleye
Laura Elizabeth Morris
Marriage: 30 December 1875
Laura Eleanor Rappleye
David Franklin Rappleye Jr.
Clara Louise Rappleye
Hyrum Tunis Rappleye
William Edwin Rappleye
Roy Adelbert Rappleye
Thomas Marcellus Rappleye
John Rowe Rappleye

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1875Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 9
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 18
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Rapalje and Rapelje , Dutch-influenced surnames of Walloon and northern French origin. Compare Rapley 2, Rappley , and Rappleyea .

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

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    My dear friend Glade Hakes showed me this account of the Mountain Meadows Massacre by his ancestor, Collins Rowe Hakes (KWJ8-68M), who knew and was traveling with David Franklin and refers to him as D …

    Sources (53)

    • David P Rappeleye, "United States Census, 1910"
    • S. F. Rappleye in entry for William A. Rappleye and Carrie H. Drew, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • David F. Rippleye in entry for William E. Rippleye, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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