The Spiker Family Gathering Place

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PROFILE OVERVIEW

 
Full Name:

Jacob Spiker
 
 Known As:Jake 
    
 Date of Birth:February 8, 1881 
 Date of Death:December 24, 1956 
    
 Spouse:Lillie Missouri Gay Zinn 
    
 Father:Isaac Monroe Spiker 
 Mother:Catharine Davis Bradford 

 

TIMELINE

 
Birth:

February 8, 1881
Pennsboro, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA
 
 Marriage:at age 26 to Lillie Missouri Gay Zinn April 14, 1907
Bear Run, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA
 
 Occupation:Farmer 
 Death:December 24, 1956 at age 75 - cause of death "Carcinoma of Pancreas" 
Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA
 
 Burial:December 27, 1956
South Fork Cemetery, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA

 
 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

 When Jake was born:

  

Top News Headlines

  • Feb 19 - Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.
  • ​Feb. 24 - De Lesseps' Company begins work on the Panama Canal.
  

President - Rutherford B. Hayes
Vice President - William A. Wheeler

  

One of the Top Songs for 1881 -- "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean"
Some of the Hot Toys / Games -- "Parcheesi"    "Snakes & Ladders"    "Cap Guns"

  

Average Costs throughout the US in 1881

  • Bread averaged $.02 p/loaf
  • Milk would run you about $0.16 p/gallon
  • The median home value was $4700
  • The average income was $485 p/year

FAMILY TREE

 

 



 

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.