Ralph Shupe Barney

Brief Life History of Ralph Shupe

When Ralph Shupe Barney was born on 6 July 1909, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Peter Herbert Barney, was 26 and his mother, Nellie May Shupe, was 25. He married Laura Fern Bagley on 6 April 1935, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in United States in 1949 and World for about 10 years. He died on 4 March 1984, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Ralph Shupe Barney
Laura Fern Bagley
Marriage: 6 April 1935
Ralph Shupe Barney Jr
Irene Rae Barney
Dean Bruce Barney

Sources (24)

  • Ralph S Barney, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ralph Shupe Barney, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Ralph Schupe Barney, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1910 · McKay-Dee Hospital Opens its Doors

To honor Thomas D. Dee, his wife and her children built a hospital as a memorial to him. Located on 24th Street and Harrison the hospital served the community for 59 years. After it closed its doors in 1969, a new hospital was constructed near 39th street and Harrison in 1971. Located next to another hospital, the two hospitals ultimately merged together bearing both names of McKay, after David O. McKay, and Thomas Dee, to honor the hospital that served the surrounding area for many years. The McKay-Dee Hospital is still in operation but has moved from its original spot.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Barney in Norfolk, which is probably named with an Old English personal name Bera (with genitive -n) + Old English ēg ‘island, dry ground in a marsh’.

English: from the personal name Barney, a pet form of Bernard .

Scottish: possibly from the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (from bjǫrn ‘bear’).

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

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