Ralph Lawrence

1875–1954 (Age 79)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Ralph

When Ralph Lawrence was born on 5 February 1875, in Iowa, United States, his father, John S Lawrence, was 44 and his mother, Margaret A Killian, was 37. He married Emma A. Leat on 13 January 1898, in Greene, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Green Brier, Greene, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Richland Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1920. He died in April 1954, in Greene, Butler, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Lawrence
1875–1954
Emma A. Leat
1878–
Marriage: 13 January 1898
Grace Belle Lawrence
1898–1968
Lester Leroy Lawrence
1902–1965
Beulah Margaret Lawrence
1910–1995
Dortha Ellen Lawrence
1911–1990

Spouse and Children

    Male1875–1954Male

    Emma A. Leat

    Female1878–Female

MARRIAGE
13 January 1898
Greene, Iowa, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    John S Lawrence

    Male1830–1905Male

    Margaret A Killian

    Female1837–1877Female

siblings

(6)

    Mary Lawrence

    Female1859–1883Female

    Sarah E. Lawrence

    Female1862–1910Female

    John L Lawrence

    Male1864–Male

    Florence V. Lawrence

    Female1869–1921Female

    Ida M. Lawrence

    Female1873–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 9

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence (Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees). The name was borne by a saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century ad ; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz; Polish Wawrzyniec (assimilated to the Polish word wawrzyn ‘laurel’), etc.). The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Lawrence, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph Laurence, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ralph Lawrence, "United States Census, 1900"

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