Ray Woodward Skinner

7 September 1896–3 June 1964 (Age 67)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Ray Woodward

When Ray Woodward Skinner was born on 7 September 1896, in Kansas, United States, his father, John William Skinner, was 30 and his mother, Florence May Woodward, was 24. He lived in Osborne, Osborne, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Penn Township, Osborne, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died on 3 June 1964, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 67.

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Ray Woodward Skinner
1896–1964
Lucille Sorenson
1893–1980

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

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

English: occupational name for someone who stripped the hide from animals, to be used in the production of fur garments or to be tanned for leather, from an agent derivative of Middle English skin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

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

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  • Ray W Skinner in household of J W Skinner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ray W Skinner in household of John W Skinner, "United States Census, 1910"

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