Ben Rippe

25 December 1896–10 September 1990 (Age 93)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Ben

When Ben Rippe was born on 25 December 1896, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, August Bernhard Rippe, was 26 and his mother, Florence Green, was 23. He married Bernal Sheets on 23 June 1921, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 September 1990, in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ben Rippe
Bernal Sheets
Marriage: 23 June 1921
Bernal June Rippe
Richard Ben Rippe

Spouse and Children

23 June 1921
Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    Bernal June Rippe



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center

Age 3

The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 27

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

North German and English: variant of Ripp .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Rippe in household of Archibald Freebairn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ben Rippe in household of Florence Rippe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ben Reppe, "United States Census, 1940"

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