Harriet H. Rippberger

19 February 1885–29 December 1953 (Age 68)
Oregon, Ogle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harriet H.

When Harriet H. Rippberger was born on 19 February 1885, in Oregon, Ogle, Illinois, United States, her father, Johann Rippberger, was 38 and her mother, Matilda Weipert, was 39. She married Robert L. McDowell on 21 April 1908, in Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States for about 5 years and Brighton Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. She died on 29 December 1953, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Robert L. McDowell
Harriet H. Rippberger
Marriage: 21 April 1908
Mary Helen Macdowell

Spouse and Children

21 April 1908
Ogle, Illinois, United States


    Mary Helen Macdowell


Parents and Siblings

    Johann Rippberger


    Matilda Weipert




    Ferdinand Henry Rippberger


    Henry Rippberger


    Mary A Rippberger




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Ripperg near Walldürn, Odenwald, earlier recorded as Rietberg, and Ryperg.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriett Macdowell in household of Robert Macdowell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harriet H Mac Dowell in household of Robert L Mac Dowell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harriett H Mcdowell in household of Robert L Mcdowell, "United States Census, 1920"

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