John Ray Gipson

28 August 1895–28 November 1969 (Age 74)
Duffee, Newton, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of John Ray

When John Ray Gipson was born on 28 August 1895, in Duffee, Newton, Mississippi, United States, his father, Roshier Wesley Gipson Sr., was 40 and his mother, Mary Ellen Biggs, was 35. He married Myrtice Jewell “Mertie” Park on 24 August 1934, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Philadelphia, Neshoba, Mississippi, United States in 1930 and Beat 1, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 28 November 1969, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Martin, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States.

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John Ray Gipson
Margaret O'Cain
Marriage: 1950
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 1
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop
    Age 12
    When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
    1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established
    Age 21
    The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

    Name Meaning

    English (eastern): patronymic ‘son of Jepp or Gipp’, Middle English pet forms of the personal names Jeffrey or (if the G- is pronounced hard) Gilbert .

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

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    Sources (8)

    • J Ray Gipson in household of Charles Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
    • John Ray Gipson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • J Ray Gipson in household of Malcolm Foy, "United States Census, 1930"

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