Ralph Wilbur Shivvers

20 May 1892–December 1977 (Age 85)
Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ralph Wilbur

When Ralph Wilbur Shivvers was born on 20 May 1892, in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States, his father, Oscar W Shivvers, was 32 and his mother, Lucretia Lou Edwards, was 32. He married Nellie E. Hughs on 14 August 1912, in Marion, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Knoxville Township, Marion, Iowa, United States for about 40 years. He died in December 1977, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Marion, Iowa, United States.

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Ralph Wilbur Shivvers
Nellie E. Hughs
Marriage: 14 August 1912
Dorothy K. Shivvers

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14 August 1912
Marion, Iowa, United States


    Dorothy K. Shivvers


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 21

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Irish (County Tyrone): variant of Chivers .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph W Shivvers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph W Shivers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph W Shivers in household of Oscar W Shivers, "United States Census, 1910"

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