Olin Leon Rippey

22 July 1900–21 February 1989 (Age 88)
Madison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Olin Leon

When Olin Leon Rippey was born on 22 July 1900, in Madison, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Warren Rippey, was 25 and his mother, Zoa Icie Weeks, was 22. He married Pauline Dean Felton on 15 November 1924, in Madison, Iowa, United States. He lived in Lincoln Township, Madison, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 21 February 1989, in Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88.

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Olin Leon Rippey
Pauline Dean Felton
Marriage: 15 November 1924

Spouse and Children


    Pauline Dean Felton


15 November 1924
Madison, Iowa, United States

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    Joseph Warren Rippey





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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 13

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 26

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

This surname is found in small numbers in England, Ireland, and Scotland, but its exact origin and etymology have not been determined.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olin Rippey in household of J Warren Rippey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Olin Rippey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olin L Rippey, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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