Ralph E. Ellerman

22 February 1918–April 1987 (Age 69)
Tyrone Township, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ralph E.

When Ralph E. Ellerman was born on 22 February 1918, in Tyrone Township, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Frank Louis Ellerman, was 26 and his mother, Edith J Shumaker, was 25. He lived in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Penn Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died in April 1987, in California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Frank Louis Ellerman
Edith J Shumaker
Donald L Ellerman
William Andrew Ellerman
Ralph E. Ellerman
Helen Arlene Ellerman
Frank Richard Ellerman
Evelyn Vera Ellerman
Betty Fay Ellerman

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Louis Ellerman


    Edith J Shumaker




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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 16

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Elman 3.2 Americanized spelling of German Ellermann, a variant of Eller 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Ellerman in household of Edith Ellerman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph E Ellerman in household of Frank L Ellerman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph W Ellerman in household of Frank L Ellerman, "United States Census, 1920"

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