Ralph Elwin Dudley

18 July 1914–26 September 1994 (Age 80)
Dudley, Kootenai, Idaho, United States

The Life of Ralph Elwin

When Ralph Elwin Dudley was born on 18 July 1914, in Dudley, Kootenai, Idaho, United States, his father, Fred Appleton Dudley, was 41 and his mother, Mary Cora Gilfillan, was 26. He died on 26 September 1994, in Scappoose, Columbia, Oregon, United States, at the age of 80.

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Fred Appleton Dudley
Mary Cora Gilfillan
Anchor Dudley
Clifton Augustus Dudley
Edward Dudley
Jennie Dudley
Fred Gilbert Dudley
Ralph Elwin Dudley
Thomas Alden Dudley
Martha Ruth Dudley

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 3

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: habitational name from Dudley in the West Midlands, named from the Old English personal name Dudda ( see Dodd ) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Irish (County Cork): English name adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe ‘descendant of Dubhdáleithe’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ‘two’ + léithe ‘sides’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph E Dudley in household of Fred A Dudley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph E Dudley in household of Fred A Dudley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph E Dudley in household of Fred A Dudley, "United States Census, 1940"

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