Thomas Ralph Sainsbury

20 October 1886–1958 (Age 71)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Thomas Ralph

When Thomas Ralph Sainsbury was born on 20 October 1886, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Thomas Sainsbury, was 37 and his mother, Susannah Schofield, was 31. He married Rosanna "Rose" Rinn on 31 December 1917, in Rhode Island, United States. He lived in Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1935. He registered for military service in 1886. He died in 1958, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 72.

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Thomas Ralph Sainsbury
Rosanna "Rose" Rinn
Marriage: 31 December 1917

Spouse and Children

31 December 1917
Rhode Island, United States

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 9

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Saintbury in Gloucestershire, recorded in the 12th century as Seynesbury. The place name is probably from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Sǣwine (composed of the elements sǣ ‘sea’ + wine ‘friend’) + Old English burh ‘castle’, ‘fortified town’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas R Sansbury, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas R Sainsbury, "Rhode Island State Census, 1925"
  • Thomas Sainsbury, "Rhode Island State Census, 1935"

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