They named 7 children with E names. E is not the a very popular starting letter for names!
- Eula Rippetoe
- Earl Rippetoe
- Elford Rippetoe
- Ella Rippetoe
- Evelyn Rippetoe
- Edwin Rippetoe
- and Edna Rippetoe who is in the 1930 census, but not the 1920, and might actually be Ella
They didn’t even use the obvious family names: Orson’s middle name was Elmer and Oda's middle name was Ester.
I guess they saved on monograms: the parents were OR and the kids were all ER.