Ralph Leonard Roach

14 August 1891–14 June 1943 (Age 51)
Wendell, Grant, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Ralph Leonard

When Ralph Leonard Roach was born on 14 August 1891, in Wendell, Grant, Minnesota, United States, his father, Albert Edson Roach, was 26 and his mother, Ida M. Fitch, was 23. He had at least 1 daughter with Ida May Thrams. He lived in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 407 South Kelly Butte, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 14 June 1943, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Ralph Leonard Roach
Ida May Thrams
Bernice Roach

Spouse and Children



    Bernice Roach


Parents and Siblings

    Albert Edson Roach


    Ida M. Fitch




World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 2

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 14

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a rocky crag or outcrop, from Old French roche (later replaced in England by rock, from the Norman byform rocque), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, such as Roach in Devon, or Roche in Cornwall and South Yorkshire.2 English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy, as for example Les Roches in Seine-Maritime, named with Old French roche, or from Roche Castle in Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph L Roach in household of E A Roach, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Ralph Roach in household of E A Roach, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ralph Roach in household of Edson Roach, "United States Census, 1910"

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