Ernest Rippetoe



Born: Oc­to­ber 4, 1892, Co­man­che Coun­ty, Tex­as.

Died: No­vem­ber 14, 1962, Ste­phen­ville Hos­pi­tal, Ste­phen­ville, Tex­as.

Buried: Round Grove Ce­me­te­ry, Dub­lin, Tex­as.


Ernest was the son of Wal­ter Ed­ward (Edd) Rip­pe­toe, a pi­o­neer sett­ler in Co­man­che Coun­ty, and Por­tia Eli­za Ross, and hus­band of Ef­fie Myr­tle Ham­mitt (mar­ried 1912).

For a num­ber of years, he taught sing­ing schools in Erath and Co­man­che coun­ties. He was a mem­ber of the orig­in­al Stamps Quar­tet, and com­posed ma­ny songs pub­lished by the Stamps-Baxter Mu­sic Com­pa­ny.

He al­so helped or­gan­ize the Tex­as State Sing­ing Con­ven­tion, and served as its pre­si­dent for three years, un­til 1959.

Rippetoe was or­dained to preach at the High­land Bap­tist Church in 1938. He moved to Ste­phen­ville, Tex­as, the same year and was pas­tor of the Wash­ing­ton Street Bap­tist Church there for 24 years un­til his death.




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