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Bradford Zinn Spiker

Full Name:  Bradford Zinn Spiker
Known As:  Brad

Date of Birth:  April 29, 1908
Date of Death:  January 20, 1996

Spouse:  Alice Lucinda Williams

Father:  Jacob Spiker
Mother:  Lillie Missouri Gay Zinn


Brad was born on April 29, 1908 in Oxford, Ritchie, West Virginia. He married Alice Lucinda Williams on November 11, 1942 in Nashville, Coffee, Tennessee at the age of 34. Brad spent his career as a teacher at various schools. He died on January 20, 1996 at the age of 87 in Ellenboro, West Virginia. He was buried at the South Fork Cemetery in Ritchie County, West Virginia on January 23, 1996.

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When Brad was born:

Top News Headlines

  • Apr 2 - Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday (but it wasn’t.)
  • Apr 12 - Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea, Massachusettes
  • Apr 24 - Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Murdock become the first to travel across the US by car.

US Facts

  • President - Theodore Roosevelt
  • Vice President - Charles W. Fairbanks
  • One of the Top Songs for 1908– “She Sells Sea-Shells” by T. Sullivan
  • Some of the Hot Toys /Games – “Tiddledy Winks” “Teddy Bear” “Crayola Crayons”
  • Average Costs throughout the US in 1908:
    • Bread averaged $.05 p/loaf
    • Milk would run you about $0.32 p/gallon
    • A Car would sell for $500
    • The median home value dropped to $4500
    • A US Postage Stamp was $0.02 each
    • The average income was $915 p/year
    • DOW Avg: 86

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