Hobart Miller Ramsey

7 March 1897–August 1969 (Age 72)
Portland, Jay, Indiana, United States

The Life of Hobart Miller

When Hobart Miller Ramsey was born on 7 March 1897, in Portland, Jay, Indiana, United States, his father, George Olney Ramsey, was 30 and his mother, Phebe Dona Miller, was 24. He married Grace E. Hancock on 24 November 1915, in Redkey, Jay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Jay, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died in August 1969, in Berkley, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72.

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Hobart Miller Ramsey
Grace E. Hancock
Marriage: 24 November 1915
Toran Ramsie

Spouse and Children

24 November 1915
Redkey, Jay, Indiana, United States


    Toran Ramsie


Parents and Siblings

    George Olney Ramsey


    Phebe Dona Miller






    Maurice Ramsey


    Robert H. Ramsey


    Elmer Dale Ramsey


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 9

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. There are other places in England called Ramsey, but the one in Huntingdonshire is almost certainly the source of the surname. The usual spelling of the surname in Scotland is Ramsay .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Homer Ramsie in household of William Handcock, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hobart M Ramsey in household of George O Ramsey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hobart Ramsey in household of George Ramsey, "United States Census, 1910"

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