Vira May Ocker

Female11 June 1893–1986

Brief Life History of Vira May

When Vira May Ocker was born on 11 June 1893, in Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States, her father, Martin V. Ocker, was 34 and her mother, Nettie Smith, was 33. She married Russell Edgar Rice on 26 November 1913, in Wayne, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Wayne, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Chester Township, Wayne, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1986, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Rice Cemetery, New Pittsburg, Wayne, Ohio, United States.

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Russell Edgar Rice
Vira May Ocker
Marriage: 26 November 1913
Grace Edna Rice
Marjorie M Rice

Sources (14)

  • Vira M Ocker in household of Martin V Ocker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vira May Ocker, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Vira Ocker, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1913Wayne, Ohio, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 5

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 25

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning


    habitational name for someone living by the Ocker river in the Harz Mountains, which perhaps derives its name from a Celtic word for ‘salmon’, cognate with Cornish ehoc.

    (Öcker): patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Otto .

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

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