Florita Norene Ripley

17 September 1920–13 March 1996 (Age 75)
La Porte, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life of Florita Norene

When Florita Norene Ripley was born on 17 September 1920, in La Porte, Harris, Texas, United States, her father, Joseph Phineas Ripley, was 28 and her mother, India Pearl Palmer, was 23. She married Orville Keaton Cornett on 17 April 1936. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Galveston, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 13 March 1996, in Texas City, Galveston, Texas, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Orville Keaton Cornett
Florita Norene Ripley
Marriage: 17 April 1936

Spouse and Children

17 April 1936

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 9

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in different parts of England, named in Old English with ripel ‘strip of land’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Florita Cornet in household of O K Cornet, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florita N Ripley in household of Joe P Ripley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florita Ripley in entry for Sandra Doraine Cornett, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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