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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 




October 29, 1914
Oxford, Holbrook Community, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA

 Marriage: July 14, 1939 at age 24 to Hayward P Summers
 Occupation: Teacher
 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



 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.