Ralph Henry Means

5 August 1893–12 April 1963 (Age 69)
Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ralph Henry

When Ralph Henry Means was born on 5 August 1893, in Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States, his father, William T Means, was 26 and his mother, Bertha Davis, was 23. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. He died on 12 April 1963, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Ralph Henry Means
1893–1963
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 5

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: shortened form of McMeans .2 English: habitational name from East and West Meon in Hampshire, which take their names from the Meon river. The word is Celtic but of uncertain meaning, possibly ‘swift one’.3 nickname from Middle English mene ‘inferior in rank’, ‘of low degree’ (from Old English gemǣne), or from Middle English mene ‘moderate in behaviour’ (from Old French mëen, mean).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph H Means, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph H Means, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph Means in household of William T Means, "United States Census, 1910"

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