Dorothy Ripley (1888 - 1968)

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Dorothy Ripley
1888 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
Dorothy Ripley was born on July 29, 1888. She died in June 1968 at age 79. We know that Dorothy Ripley had been residing in University Place, Pierce County, Washington 98467.


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Dorothy Ripley passed away in June 1968 at 79 years old. She was born on July 29, 1888. We have no information about Dorothy's family or relationships. We know that Dorothy Ripley had been residing in University Place, Pierce County, Washington 98467.
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In 1888, in the year that Dorothy Ripley was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1909, by the time she was 21 years old, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1910, Dorothy was 22 years old when the Mann Act, also called the White-Slave Traffic Act, was signed into law. Its purpose was to make it a felony to engage in interstate or foreign commerce transport of "any woman or girl for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any other immoral purpose". But the language was so broad that it was also applied to consensual sex between adults when wished.

In 1947, Dorothy was 59 years old when on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1968, in the year of Dorothy Ripley's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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Walter Ripley
Aug 5, 1938 - August 1983
Seattle, Washington
Irene E Ripley
Sep 22, 1918 - Oct 6, 1996
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Jul 25, 1893 - May 1967
Seattle, Washington
Arthur Ripley
Feb 7, 1902 - August 1975
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Delbert E Ripley
Jul 5, 1923 - Aug 30, 1991
Ruth M Ripley
Oct 16, 1917 - Aug 6, 2005
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Harold J Ripley
Sep 4, 1923 - May 1992
Chiloquin, OR
Donald Weldon Ripley
Oct 22, 1924 - Jul 18, 2008
Elsie P Ripley
Mar 10, 1925 - Feb 9, 2003
Laguna Beach, CA
Iva L Ripley
Dec 3, 1915 - Feb 19, 2006
Yakima, WA
W Ripley
Oct 6, 1898 - July 1970
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