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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Ralph LeRoy Kinney
Merline Gloria Roady
Marriage: 13 September 1945
Carl Leroy Kinney
Robert Lee Kinney
Jimmey Allen Kinney

Spouse and Children

13 September 1945
Gunnison, Gunnison, Colorado, United States


    Carl Leroy Kinney


    Robert Lee Kinney


    Jimmey Allen Kinney


Parents and Siblings

    Ralph Lawrence Kinney






    Walter Aaron Kinney


    Mabel May Kinney


    Margaret Anell Kinney


World Events (8)


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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