Ralph William Messenger

Male10 February 1921–26 April 1966

Brief Life History of Ralph William

When Ralph William Messenger was born on 10 February 1921, in Takilma, Josephine, Oregon, United States, his father, Edward Harrison Messenger, was 31 and his mother, Frieda Helena Hildebrandt, was 24. He married Anne Terry Lewis on 27 October 1942, in King, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Waldo, Josephine, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died on 26 April 1966, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Puget, Thurston, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph William Messenger
1921–1966
Anne Terry Lewis
1918–1996
Marriage: 27 October 1942
William Terry Messenger
1943–2022
Anne Dabney Messenger
1945–2014
John Edward Messenger
1947–2017

Sources (13)

  • Ralph Messenger, "United States 1950 Census"
  • R Wm Messenger, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Ralph William Messenger, "Washington, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 October 1942King, Washington, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 2

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

    Age 2

    Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 14

    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

    English: occupational name from Middle English messager, messenger ‘messenger’ (Old French messagier, messager).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Ralph and Anne Messenger

    A Biography of Ralph and Anne Messenger Anne's Early Life Anne Terry Lewis was born on June 8, 1918 in Seattle, Washington. She was the second child of Howard Terry Lewis and Stella Anne Dabney. …

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