Irena Morrison Ramsey

4 August 1881–December 1964 (Age 83)
Carlyle, Clinton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Irena Morrison

When Irena Morrison Ramsey was born on 4 August 1881, in Carlyle, Clinton, Illinois, United States, her father, Dr Elam Stafford Ramsay, was 35 and her mother, Alida Livingston Breese, was 28. She died in December 1964, in Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Dr Elam Stafford Ramsay
Alida Livingston Breese
Leila Morse Ramsay
Lloyd Livingston Ramsey
Lillian Breese Ramsey
Irena Morrison Ramsey
Onida Lansing Ramsey

Parents and Siblings

    Dr Elam Stafford Ramsay


    Alida Livingston Breese





    Lloyd Livingston Ramsey


    Lillian Breese Ramsey



    Onida Lansing Ramsey


World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 6

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

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: 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.

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Sources (3)

  • Irene M Ramsay in household of Elam S Ramsay, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irene M Ramsay, "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998"
  • Irene Ramsay, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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