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Lillie Missouri Gay Zinn

Full Name:  Lillie Missouri Gay Zinn
Known As:  Gay

Date of Birth:  June 23, 1884
Date of Death:  May 20, 1967

Spouse:  Jacob Spiker

Father:  Marion Bukey Zinn
Mother:  Alice Bush


Lillie Missouri Gay Zinn, who went by Gay, was born on June 23, 1884 in Horn Creek, Gilmer, West Virginia. She married Jacob Spiker on April 14, 1907 at Bear Run, Ritchie, West Virginia at the age of 22. She died on May 20, 1967 at the age of 82 in Ritchie County, West Virginia. She was buried at the South Fork Cemetery in Ritchie County, West Virginia on May 22, 1967.

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Top News Headlines

  • Feb 19 - Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages. Jun 5 - William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying, “I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected.”
  • Jun 16 - First roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, NY

US Facts

  • President - Chester A. Arthur
  • Vice President - None
  • One of the Top Songs for 1884 – “Rock-a-Bye Baby”
  • Some of the Hot Toys /Games – “Parcheesi” “Snakes & Ladders” “Cap Guns”
  • Average Costs throughout the US in 1884:
    • Bread averaged $.02 p/loaf
    • Milk would run you about $0.16 p/gallon
    • The median home value was $5300
    • The average income was $515 p/year

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