Hazel Dorothy Whitson

31 March 1887–11 December 1954 (Age 67)
Putnam, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Hazel Dorothy

When Hazel Dorothy Whitson was born on 31 March 1887, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States, her father, Reuben Granville Whitson, was 23 and her mother, Lettie E Pippin, was 25. She married Rasadu David Rippetoe on 27 November 1905, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Civil District 7, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 1, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 11 December 1954, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pippin Cemetery, Putnam, Tennessee, United States.

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Rasadu David Rippetoe
Hazel Dorothy Whitson
Marriage: 27 November 1905
Doyle M Rippetoe
Fred Granville Rippetoe
Ruby Jewell Rippetoe
Opal Rippetoe
Rocie Rippetoe
Audrey Rippetoe
Willard Rippetoe

Spouse and Children

27 November 1905
Putnam, Tennessee, United States


+2 More Children

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from White as a personal name, or translation of any of the many Gaelic names based on fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1) or bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1), as for example McLennan and McBain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hessel S Rippto in household of Ras D Rippto, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hazel Whitson in household of Ruben Whitson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hazel Rippetoe in household of Ras Rippetoe, "United States Census, 1940"

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