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Full Name:

Marjory Fay Spiker
 Known As:Marjory 
 Date of Birth:June 6, 1911 
 Date of Death:November 4, 1963 
 Father:Jacob Spiker 
 Mother:Lillie Missouri Gay Zinn 



June 6, 1911
Oxford, Holbrook Community, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA
 Marriage: Never married
 Death:November 4, 1963 at age 52 - cause of death listed as "unknown-natural causes"
Other significant conditions contributing - "cerebral palsy"
Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA
 Burial: November 15, 2006
South Fork Cemetery, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA




 When Marjory was born:


Top News Headlines

  • June 1 - First US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ
  • June 6 - Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • June 16 - A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.

President -William Howard Taft
Vice President - James S. Sherman


Some of the Top Songs for 1911-- "Down by the Old Mill Stream"     "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"
Some of the Hot Toys /Games --  "Pirate and Traveler Board Game"     "Electric Trains"


Average Costs throughout the US in 1911

  • Bread averaged $.05 p/loaf
  • Milk would run you about $0.34 p/gallon
  • A Car would sell for $500
  • The median home value $4800
  • A US Postage Stamp was $0.02 each
  • The average income was $983 p/year
  • DOW Avg: 82


 Fun Facts, Interesting Tidbits & Puzzling Trivia
  Visit our Library to read stories written by Melinda Spiker Chambers & Paula Miller Nolan & Gary W. Zinn telling us how much fun Aunt Marjorie made their visits to the farm..
  Read our article "Introducing Marjory Fay Spiker" in the July 2018 edition of the Gazette.




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.