Roger Gibbs Ramsdell

25 September 1886–March 1968 (Age 81)
North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Roger Gibbs

When Roger Gibbs Ramsdell was born on 25 September 1886, in North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Henry M. Ramsdell, was 33 and his mother, Alice Eliza Gibbs, was 34. He married Marjorie Fuller Geer on 23 June 1915, in Manhattan Beach, Kings, New York, United States. He died in March 1968, in Rockville Centre, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, at the age of 81.

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Roger Gibbs Ramsdell
Marjorie Fuller Geer
Marriage: 23 June 1915

Spouse and Children

23 June 1915
Manhattan Beach, Kings, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Henry M. Ramsdell


    Alice Eliza Gibbs




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 22

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, possibly from Ramsdell in Hampshire, but more likely from Ramsdale, a place in North Yorkshire, named from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ (or possibly the genitive case of the byname Ram(m) ‘ram’) + dæl ‘valley’, or from Ramsdale Farm in Arnold, Nottinghamshire. Compare Ransdell .

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

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