Robert Ward Tiplin

14 January 1922–3 November 1994 (Age 72)
Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States

The Life of Robert Ward

When Robert Ward Tiplin was born on 14 January 1922, in Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington, United States, his father, Schuyler B. Tiplin, was 33 and his mother, Susanna De Pew, was 30. He died on 3 November 1994, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Schuyler B. Tiplin
Susanna De Pew
Mavis Elise Tiplin
Robert Ward Tiplin
Shirley Anne Tiplin
Shirley Anne Tiplin
Phillip Allen Tiplin

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    Shirley Anne Tiplin


    Shirley Anne Tiplin


    Phillip Allen Tiplin


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 18

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Age 19

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: unexplained; this is a Roxburghshire name, which Black believes to be of local origin.

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

Sources (2)

  • Robert W Tiplin in household of Schuyler B Tiplin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert W Tiplin in household of Schuyler B Tiplin, "United States Census, 1930"

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