Ralph Lewis James

23 October 1899–September 1977 (Age 77)
Crawford, Kansas, United States

The Life of Ralph Lewis

When Ralph Lewis James was born on 23 October 1899, in Crawford, Kansas, United States, his father, Thomas Marion "Maine" James, was 30 and his mother, Julia Ida Elliott, was 23. He married Ola May Studyvin on 26 January 1918, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Lincoln Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States for about 5 years and Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died in September 1977, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lincoln Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States.

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Ralph Lewis James
Ola May Studyvin
Marriage: 26 January 1918
Ralph L. James
Ora C. James

Spouse and Children

26 January 1918
Kansas, United States


    Ralph L. James


    Ora C. James


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

Age 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that has the same origin as Jacob . However, among English speakers, it is now felt to be a separate name in its own right. This is largely because in the Authorized Version of the Bible ( 1611 ) the form James is used in the New Testament as the name of two of Christ's apostles ( James the brother of John and James the brother of Andrew ), whereas in the Old Testament the brother of Esau is called Jacob. The form James comes from Latin Jacobus via Late Latin Jac(o)mus, which also gave rise to Jaime, the regular form of the name in Spanish (as opposed to the learned Jacobo). See also Jack and Jackman . This is a common surname throughout the British Isles, particularly in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph James, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph James, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph James in household of T M James, "Kansas State Census, 1915"

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