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Jacob Verlynne Spiker

Full Name:  Jacob Verlynne Spiker
Known As:  Lynn

Date of Birth:  January 19, 1913
Date of Death:  April 3, 1995

Spouse:  Adelene Marjorie Maxson

Father:  Jacob Spiker
Mother:  Lillie Missouri Gay Zinn


Lynn was born on January 19, 1913 in Oxford, Ritchie, West Virginia. He married Adelene Marjorie Maxson in Vienna, Wood, West Virginia at the age of 33. Lynn worked as a US Agricultural Agent in Lewis County, West Virginia. He died on April 3, 1995. Lynn was buried at the Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery in West Union, Doddridge, West Virginia on April 6, 1995.

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When Lynn was born:

Top News Headlines

  • Jan 19 - Raymond Poincare installed as President of France
  • Jan 24 - Franz Kafka stops working on “Amerika”; it will never be finished.
  • Dec 24 - The Italian Hall Disaster occurred in Calumet when 73 men, women & mostly children were crushed to death after someone yelled “fire” and everyone rushed to exit a door that couldn’t be opened.
  • Edward Noble founded the Life Savers and Candy Company in 1913.
  • The name Hollywood was formally adopted.
  • The crossword puzzle was invented by Arthur Wynne and first published on Sunday, December 21, 1913 in the New York World newspaper.

US Facts

  • President - William Howard Taft
  • Vice President - None
  • Two of the Top Songs for 1913 – “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” and “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra” both by Chauncy Olcott
  • Hot Toys /Games – “Erector Set”
  • Average Costs throughout the US in 1913:
    • Bread averaged $.06 p/loaf
    • Milk would run you about $0.36 p/gallon
    • Eggs cost $.32 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 $1034 p/year
    • DOW Avg: 79

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