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PROFILE OVERVIEW

 
Full Name:

Dorothy Alice Spiker
 
 Known As:Dorothy 
    
 Date of Birth:October 29, 1914 
 Date of Death:July 17, 1953 
    
 Spouse:Hayward P Summers 
    
 Father:Jacob Spiker 
 Mother:Lillie Missouri Gay Zinn 

 

TIMELINE

 
Birth:

October 29, 1914
Oxford, Holbrook Community, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA
 
 Marriage:at age 28 to Hayward P Summers
 
 
 Occupation:
 
 
 Death:July 17, 1953 at age 38 from colon cancer that metastasized to the lungs.
 
 
 Burial:July 18, 1953
South Fork Cemetery, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA
 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

 When Dorothy was born:

  

Top News Headlines

  • 1914 - War Erupts - World War I
  • Oct 29 - Russia declares war on Turkey
  • October 31 - Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey
  

President -Woodrow Wilson
Vice President - Thomas R. Marshall

  

 Top Songs for 1914-- "St. Louis Blues" by W.V. Handy   "By the Beautiful Sea" by Harold R. Atteridge

Hot Toys /Games --  "Toy Soldiers"     "Tinker Toys"

  

Average Costs throughout the US in 1914

  • Bread averaged $.06 p/loaf
  • Milk would run you about $0.36 p/gallon
  • Eggs cost $.33 p/dozen
  • A Car would sell for $500
  • The median home value $4800
  • A US Postage Stamp was $0.02 each
  • The average income was $1055 p/year
  • DOW Avg: 75
   
 Fun Facts, Interesting Tidbits & Puzzling Trivia
   
   
   
   

 

 



 

The Paths Through our Garden

            Continue exploring our garden:
 

  The Spiker Family Tree -- See how deep our roots grow.
  Grow Healthy Trees -- The story behind our family's Medical Tree
  Heirloom Gardening - We're showing off some of our favorite family heirlooms.
  Planting the Seeds -- Getting the children involved in our family's history.
  Gardening Tools -- Just a few genealogy related tools and links we use to trace our lineage.