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us: Ripley, Robert L. (Robert LeRoy), 1890-1949

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    • us: Rip', 1890-1949
    • us: Ripley, LeRoy, 1890-1949
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1890
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1949
  • Sources

    • found: His Spalding's official handball guide, c1923.
    • found: His Believe it or not! c2004: t.p. (Robert L. Ripley, or Rip')
    • found: Ripley's Believe it or not!, c2007: inside flap, p. 2 of cover (Robert L. Ripley, 1890-1949; born in Santa Rosa, Calif., worked in San Francisco for 4 yrs. before moving to New York City and joining the sports dept. of The globe)
    • found: Wikipedia WWW site, Nov. 24, 2008 (under Robert Ripley: Robert LeRoy Ripley; b. Dec. 25, 1890, Santa Rosa, Calif.; d. May 27, 1949; American cartoonist, entrepreneur, and amateur anthropologist, who created the world-famous Ripley's Believe it or not!)
    • found: NNDB WWW site, Nov. 24, 2008 (Robert L. Ripley; b. LeRoy Ripley, Dec. 25, 1890, Santa Rosa, Calif.; d. May 27, 1949, New York; worked as a sports columnist in New York, and became "Robert Ripley"' when an editor suggested that "LeRoy" did not sound masculine enough; son of Isaac Davis Ripley (1854-1905) and Lillie Bell Yocka Ripley (1868-1915))
    • found: 1900 census via, Nov. 24, 2008 (at 717 Orchard St., Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif.: Ripley, Isaac D., b. Sept. 1854, Ohio; wife, Lillie D., b. Oct. 1868, Mo.; son, Leroy, b. Dec. 1890, Calif.; daughter, Effie, b. July 1893, Calif.)
    • found: LC database, Nov. 24, 2008 (hdg.: Ripley, Robert Le Roy, 1893-1949; usage: Robert L. Ripley, Ripley)
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