Ralph Huyser

1 April 1884–24 November 1933 (Age 49)
Blendon Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ralph

When Ralph Huyser was born on 1 April 1884, in Blendon Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, his father, Dirk P Huyser, was 28 and his mother, Maria Dalman, was 22. He married Grace Martel Fitts on 12 September 1911, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. He died on 24 November 1933, in his hometown, at the age of 49, and was buried in Hudsonville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Ralph Huyser
Bertha W Boldt
Marriage: 21 August 1918
Dickson Rolland Huyser

Spouse and Children

21 August 1918
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States


    Dickson Rolland Huyser


Parents and Siblings

    Dirk P Huyser


    Maria Dalman




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch: derivative of huis ‘house’ + the agent noun suffix -er, a status name for a householder ( compare Huseman ) or possibly for an innkeeper.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ralph Huyser, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Ralph Huyser, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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