Henry Ralph Aiken

1915–2005 (Age 90)
Edgefield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Henry Ralph

When Henry Ralph Aiken was born on 1 February 1915, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, his father, Henry Hammond Aiken, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth McElveen, was 28. He married Mildred Edna Burns on 14 July 1944, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States for about 5 years and Greenville Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 21 July 2005, in Simpsonville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Henry Ralph Aiken
Mildred Edna Burns
Marriage: 14 July 1944
Henry Ralph Aiken Jr.

Spouse & Children

14 July 1944
Edgefield, South Carolina, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Francis James Aiken


  • Male1915–2005Male

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 1

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Variant, associated chiefly with northern Ireland, of the Scottish surname Aitken .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph Aiken in household of Henry Aiken, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph Aiken in household of Henry Aiken, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry R Aiken, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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