Ralph Verne Read

20 August 1872–18 February 1943 (Age 70)
Curwensville, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ralph Verne

When Ralph Verne Read was born on 20 August 1872, in Curwensville, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert Wrigley Read, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Jane Lytle, was 22. He had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with Lora Inbody. He lived in McPherson, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Sidney Election Precinct, Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 18 February 1943, in Sidney, Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Verne Read
Lora Inbody
Burdett I Read
Dexter D. Reed
Lora L. Reed
Margeritte L Read
Charlotte Read
Doris C Read
Virginia Read

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    Burdett I Read


    Margeritte L Read


    Charlotte Read


    Doris C Read



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 5

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English re(a)d ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from an unattested Old English rīed, rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. 3. habitational name from various places: Read in Lancashire, the name of which is a contracted form of Old English rǣghēafod, from rǣge ‘female roe deer’, ‘she-goat’ + hēafod ‘head(land)’; Rede in Suffolk, so called from Old English hrēod ‘reeds’; or Reed in Hertfordshire, so called from an Old English ryhð ‘brushwood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vern Rood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vern R Reed, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vern Read, "United States Census, 1940"

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