Ralph Charles Ketchum

14 November 1892–September 1968 (Age 75)
Flat Rock, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ralph Charles

When Ralph Charles Ketchum was born on 14 November 1892, in Flat Rock, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, George J Ketchum, was 41 and his mother, Weltha E. Nichols, was 40. He married Laura L Reedy on 21 January 1916, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Detroit Ward 12, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit Ward 18, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died in September 1968, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Ralph Charles Ketchum
Laura L Reedy
Marriage: 21 January 1916
Thornlad Paulson
Ralph C Ketchum
John Allan Ketchum
Richard E Ketchum
William Gadwaw

Spouse and Children

21 January 1916
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Thornlad Paulson



    John Allan Ketchum



    William Gadwaw


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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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 5

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Ketcham .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ralph Ketchum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph O Ketchum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph C Ketchum, "United States Census, 1920"

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