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William “Bill” Ramp

Birth
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Jan 1921 (aged 79)
Little Lake, Inyo County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 131653748 · View Source
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Son of Benjamin Ramp and Sarah Mapps. 1m Hannah Jane Richmond on 01 Mar 1860 in Knox Co, IL. 2m to Susan M. Welty on 28 Sep 1870 in Knox Co, IL. 3m to Octavia Lynn Fravel on 06 Apr 1881 in Knox Co, IL.

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Note: Some of this may be inaccurate. The only death record listed for a Ramp in 1921 in California is:
California, Death Index, 1905-1939 about Ramp
Name: William Ramp
Birth Year: abt 1842
Death Date: 23 Jan 1921
Age at Death: 79
Death Place: Fresno, California, USA

Thanks to FAG Member #46631129 for this info.

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Historical Encyclopedia Ill Knox Co
Munsell Publishing Co 1899

William Ramp--Farmer: Yates City, Salem Township; born Oct 4, 1841 in Cumberland Co, Pa; educated in the common schools, His parents, Benjamin and Sarah (Mapps) Ramp were born in Cumberland Co, Pa, the former, Nov 20, 1815; the latter, Sept 18, 1819. The father died March March 17, 1891; the mother, March 25, 1891. Benjamin Ramp's parents, William and Elizabeth (Herbling) Ramp were natives of Germany. Sarah Mapp's father, John, was born in New Jersey.
William Ramp's first wife was Hannah Jane Richmond, born in 1842, died June 28, 1868. Her parents were Edward (Edmomd) and Clarissa (Cook) Richmond. She was a member of the M.E. Church. Of this union there were three children; Alice Jane, born March 30, 1861; David E., born July 26, 1865; and Hattie Ella, born Feb. 6, 1868.

His second wife was Susan Welty, daughter of Henry Welty of Knoxville. She died in 1879; she was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Of this union there were three children; Cora and Clarence, born June 27, 1871; Luie (Lucretia Louise), born Jan 10, 1875.

He married his present wife, Octava L. Fravel, in Knoxville, April 6, 1881; four children were born to them; Herbert L. born April 3, 1882; Mary Agnes, born Nov 8, 1883; Willie D., born July 14, 1887; and Carrie Maud, born April 12, 1889. The present Mrs. Ramp, daughter of James and Mary (Hendricks) Fravel, was born in Louisiana, Jan 31, 1853. She is a member of the Presbyterian church. Both parents are dead.

Mr. Ramp came to Illinois with his parents in the fall of 1848. His father settled in Haw Creek Township, where he accumulated a large property, about 2000 acres of land, valued at $100,000. Mr. Ramp lived for a time in Persifer and Truro Townships; he spent two years in Kansas and resided for a time in Louisiana. He now lives on his 80 acres in Salem Township and has 114 acres in Elba Township. He is a member of Masonic Lodge, No. 448, Yates City, and has been School Director a number of years. In religion he is a Presbyterian. In politics he is an independent.

From FAG Member #47352388.


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  • Created by: Becky Doan
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131653748
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