Frank Van Riper

24 November 1861–1 June 1939 (Age 77)
Woodhull Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Frank

When Frank Van Riper was born on 24 November 1861, in Woodhull Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, his father, Benjamin Hood Van Riper, was 28 and his mother, Eliza Ann Tower, was 24. He married Mary Jane Shepard on 25 November 1880. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Vernon, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Argentine, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 1 June 1939, in Burns Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Byron, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Van Riper
1861–1939
Mary Jane Shepard
1861–1936
Marriage: 25 November 1880
Alta Mabel Vanriper
1881–1972
Vanriper
1896–
Benjamin F Vanriper
1882–1890
Mary Elizabeth van Riper
1884–1967
John A Vanriper
1886–1895
Sabra Delia Van Riper
1887–1981
Frank Van Riper Jr.
1889–1974
Ella Maude Van Riper
1892–1982
Eliza Ann Van Riper
1894–1905
Eva Clara Van Riper
1897–1982

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 November 1880
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Hood Van Riper

    Male1833–1903Male

    Eliza Ann Tower

    Female1837–1909Female

siblings

(4)

    Emma Van Riper

    Female1859–1870Female

    Male1861–1939Male

    Ella Van Riper

    Female1865–1874Female

    Female1870–1959Female

World Events (8)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 18

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 21

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Vanriper in household of Benjamin Vanriper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frank Van Riper in household of Ben Van Riper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frank Vanriper, "United States Census, 1920"

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