Ralph Melvin Trail

8 December 1906–16 December 1993 (Age 87)
Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ralph Melvin

When Ralph Melvin Trail was born on 8 December 1906, in Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Everett McDonald TRAIL, was 36 and his mother, Amanda C Bennett, was 31. He married Lelia Crystal O'Neal on 12 October 1929, in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Chaneysville, Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 16 December 1993, in Everett, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Chaneysville, Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Melvin Trail
Lelia Crystal O'Neal
Marriage: 12 October 1929
John Thomas Trail
James EVerett Trail

Spouse and Children

12 October 1929
Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States


    John Thomas Trail


    James EVerett Trail


Parents and Siblings

    Everett McDonald TRAIL





World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 2

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Age 23

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a habitational or topographic name from northern Scotland; Black mentions a creek named Traill in Gaelic, running into Upper Loch Torridon.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph M Trail, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph M Trail in household of E M Trail, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph M Trail in household of Everett M Trail, "United States Census, 1910"

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