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Full Name:

Catherine Gay Spiker
  Known As: Kitty  
  Date of Birth: December 8, 1919  
  Date of Death: December 30, 1964  
  Spouse: Paul Ausborn Miller  
  Father: Jacob Spiker  
  Mother: Lillie Missouri Gay Zinn  




December 8, 1919
Oxford, Holbrook Community, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA

  Marriage: at age 20 to Paul Ausborn Miller
  Occupation: Secretary at the Ritchie County WVU Extension Office
  Death: December 30, 1964 at age 45 - acute kidney failure & stroke, depression
  Burial: South Fork Cemetery, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA



 When Kitty was born:


Top News Headlines

  • Dec 10 - NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
  • Dec 10 - Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson
  • Dec 21 - J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia.
  • Dec 23 - Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace.

President -Woodrow Wilson
Vice President - Thomas R. Marshall


 Top Songs for 1919-- "Sippin Cider Through a Straw"    "Baby Won't You Please Come Home"

Hot Toys /Games --  "Pogo Stick"


Average Costs throughout the US in 1919

  • Bread averaged $.10 p/loaf
  • Milk would run you about $0.62 p/gallon
  • Eggs cost $.38 p/dozen
  • A Car would sell for $355
  • The median home value $5626
  • A US Postage Stamp was $0.03 each
  • The average income was $1125 p/year
  • DOW Avg: 107

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.