Ralsey Glenn Chess

7 March 1890–6 December 1956 (Age 66)
Sandy Creek Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ralsey Glenn

When Ralsey Glenn Chess was born on 7 March 1890, in Sandy Creek Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Alva L Chess, was 29 and his mother, Jennie B McMannus, was 25. He married Iva Pearl Seybert on 2 July 1914, in Chautauqua, New York, United States. He lived in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Windham, Windham Township, Portage, Ohio, United States in 1940. In 1940, at the age of 50, his occupation is listed as laborer, road project in Windham Township, Portage, Ohio, United States. He died on 6 December 1956, in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Ralsey Glenn Chess
Iva Pearl Seybert
Marriage: 2 July 1914

Spouse and Children

2 July 1914
Chautauqua, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Alva L Chess





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 15

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 18

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Ralsey Chess, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralza G Chess in household of Alvi Chess, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralzy Chess in household of Alvie Chess, "United States Census, 1910"

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