Ralph Frank Stover

1 November 1892–21 October 1918 (Age 25)
North English, Iowa, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ralph Frank

When Ralph Frank Stover was born on 1 November 1892, in North English, Iowa, Iowa, United States, his father, Frank Wheaton Stover, was 31 and his mother, Capitola Hill, was 23. He married Ruby Catherine Grubbs on 12 April 1914, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in English Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 October 1918, in North English, Iowa, Iowa, United States, at the age of 25.

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Ralph Frank Stover
Ruby Catherine Grubbs
Marriage: 12 April 1914
Glenn Franklin Stover
Robert Truman Stover
Ralpha Devere Stover

Spouse and Children

12 April 1914
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States


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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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 8

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

North German (Stöver): from Middle Low German stover, badstover ‘bather’, ‘worker at a public bathhouse’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph F Stover in household of Frank Stover, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ralph F Stover in household of F W Stover, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ralph Frank Stover, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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