Ora Fern Rankin

29 August 1897–15 March 1984 (Age 86)
Franklin, Idaho, United States

The Life of Ora Fern

When Ora Fern Rankin was born on 29 August 1897, in Franklin, Idaho, United States, her father, John Allan Rankin, was 29 and her mother, Emma Ellen Nellie Shrives, was 30. She married Agassiz Louis Risser on 12 April 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 5 years and Downey Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 15 March 1984, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Agassiz Louis Risser
1884–1949
Ora Fern Rankin
1897–1984
Marriage: 12 April 1921
Gordon Keith Risser Sr.
1922–1998
Ula Rae Risser
1929–2008
Barbara Joan Risser
1934–1996

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 April 1921
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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 2

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.
1920

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: from the medieval personal name Rankin, a diminutive of Ronald or Rand , with the diminutive suffix -kin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ora Fern Rankin Risser, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ora Fern Rankin Risser, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ora Rankin Risser, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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