Elizabeth Provis

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Provis was born on 28 June 1871, in Volcano, Amador, California, United States, her father, Francis J Provis, was 46 and her mother, Mary Ann Rowe, was 42. She married Joseph Henry Ralph on 7 December 1893, in Amador City, Amador, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Amador, California, United States in 1880. She died on 8 February 1952, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Ralph
Elizabeth Provis
Marriage: 7 December 1893
Francis Henry Ralph
William Provis Ralph
Joseph James Ralph
Jesse Clyde Ralph
Sophie Ralph
George Leland Ralph

Sources (21)

  • Elizabeth Ralph in household of Joseph H Ralph, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lizzie Provis, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Elizabeth Ralph, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1872 · The Modoc War

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: see Provost .

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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