Walker Ramsey Deppen

16 December 1879–5 July 1948 (Age 68)
Franklin Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Walker Ramsey

When Walker Ramsey Deppen was born on 16 December 1879, in Franklin Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Adam Deppen, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Catherine Heffelfinger, was 39. He married Attilla Catherine Smith in January 1898, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 July 1948, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Arlington Memorial Park, Mickleys, Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walker Ramsey Deppen
Attilla Catherine Smith
Marriage: January 1898
Marion Catherine Deppen
Ned Deppen
Ted Deppen
Bernadine Beatrice Deppen
Dorothy May Deppen
Erma Romaine Deppen
Walker Charles DEPPEN
Warren Marshall Deppen
Malbone Ethelbert Deppen
Donald Pershing Deppen

Spouse and Children

January 1898
Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Adam Deppen


    Sarah Catherine Heffelfinger




    William J. Deppen


    Sara Ann Catherine Deppen


    Charlotte Christmas Deppen


    Jeanette Deppen



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 12

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 26

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Name Meaning

German: variant of Deppe .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walker Deppen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walker R Deppen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walker R Deppen, "United States Census, 1900"

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