William Elpsy Ramsay

Brief Life History of William Elpsy

When William Elpsy Ramsay was born on 27 October 1892, in Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Ramsay, was 33 and his mother, Jennie Edwards, was 24. He married June Ann Hanna on 6 October 1915, in Lake, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Proviso Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Forest Park, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1932. He died on 9 November 1932, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Proviso Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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William Elpsy Ramsay
June Ann Hanna
Marriage: 6 October 1915
William P Bill Ramsay
William J Ramsey
Addison Edward Ramsay
Addison Elspy Ramsay

Sources (12)

  • Willaim Ramsey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William E. Ramsey, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • William Ramsay, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

The  Chicago World's Fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to construct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the inventions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France. 

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

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

Scottish and English: variant (the usual spelling in Scotland) of Ramsey . The Scottish Ramsays derive from Simund de Ramesie, recorded before 1175, who went to Scotland from Ramsey (Huntingdonshire).

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

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