Ralph LeRoy Kinney

12 January 1925–20 November 1996 (Age 71)
Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States

The Life of Ralph LeRoy

When Ralph LeRoy Kinney was born on 12 January 1925, in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States, his father, Ralph Lawrence Kinney, was 31 and his mother, Ida Mae Patterson, was 20. He married Merline Gloria Roady on 13 September 1945, in Gunnison, Gunnison, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Butte, California, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 9, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 20 November 1996, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph LeRoy Kinney
1925–1996
Merline Gloria Roady
1927–1991
Marriage: 13 September 1945
Carl Leroy Kinney
1946–1996
Robert Lee Kinney
1948–1949
Jimmey Allen Kinney
1956–1992

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 September 1945
Gunnison, Gunnison, Colorado, United States
children

(3)

    Carl Leroy Kinney

    Male1946–1996Male

    Robert Lee Kinney

    Male1948–1949Male

    Jimmey Allen Kinney

    Male1956–1992Male

Parents and Siblings

    Ralph Lawrence Kinney

    Male1893–1959Male

    Female1904–1967Female

siblings

(4)

    Male1925–1996Male

    Walter Aaron Kinney

    Male1926–2004Male

    Mabel May Kinney

    Female1930–2001Female

    Margaret Anell Kinney

    Female1933–2000Female

World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · Denver Airport opens

Age 4

On Oct 17 1929, Denver Municipal Airport opens. Later, in 1964, it would be renamed Stapleton International Airport. It would be replaced by Denver International Airport, 31 years later.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McKinney .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Le Roy Kinney in household of Ralph Kinney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph L Kinney Jr. in household of Ralph L Kinney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph L Kinney, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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