Ralph Elijah Cloward

Brief Life History of Ralph Elijah

When Ralph Elijah Cloward was born on 21 April 1883, in Burrville, Sevier, Utah, United States, his father, Jacob Elijah Cloward, was 23 and his mother, Susan Colista Bingham, was 23. He married Verginia Staker on 7 April 1904, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in United States in 1949 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died on 7 May 1964, in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Ralph Elijah Cloward
Verginia Staker
Marriage: 7 April 1904
Ralph Bingham Cloward
Vivian Cloward
Ruth Cloward
Glannin Alexius Cloward

Sources (72)

  • Ralph E Cloward, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ralph Elijah Cloward - Memory of Someone: birth-name: Ralph Elijah Cloward
  • Ralph Elijah Cloward, "Hawaii, Marriages, 1826-1954"

World Events (8)


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1896 · Utah Becomes a State

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of an unidentified surname, possibly:

German Klauert or Glauert, from an ancient Germanic personal name composed of Old High German glou ‘sharp witted’ + hart ‘strong’.

Flemish Clauwaert, a derivative of Dutch klauw ‘claw’ (referring to the heraldic claw of a lion), denoting a member of the medieval militia from Gent.

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

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