Ralph P. Laird

24 March 1892–21 April 1984 (Age 92)
Pleasant Hill, Lane, Oregon, United States

The Life of Ralph P.

When Ralph P. Laird was born on 24 March 1892, in Pleasant Hill, Lane, Oregon, United States, his father, Pomeroy N Laird, was 24 and his mother, Henrietta Arena Handsaker, was 21. He married Nettie Christine Stenson on 15 November 1916, in Benton, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Creswell, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Jasper Election Precinct, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 21 April 1984, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 92.

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Ralph P. Laird
Nettie Christine Stenson
Marriage: 15 November 1916
Myrna L Laird
Raymond Paxton Laird

Spouse and Children

15 November 1916
Benton, Oregon, United States



    Raymond Paxton Laird


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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 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 6

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
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

Scottish and northern Irish: status name for a landlord, from northern Middle English laverd ‘lord’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph O Laird in household of Pomeroy L Laird, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ralph Laird, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph P Laird, "United States Census, 1940"

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