Ralph Giles Chalker

Brief Life History of Ralph Giles

When Ralph Giles Chalker was born on 27 July 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Sidney Airmet Chalker, was 27 and his mother, Mirl Giles, was 26. He married Wanda Elaine Mathews on 2 April 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He immigrated to Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States in 1939 and lived in Representative District 4, Oahu, Hawaii, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. He died on 26 September 1993, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Ralph Giles Chalker
Wanda Elaine Mathews
Marriage: 2 April 1943

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  • Ralph Chalker, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ralph Giles Chalker, "Hawaii, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
  • Ralph G Chalker, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

1938 · The DI is Opened To The Public

Deseret Industries is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. Many of the items sold are second hand or never used. Such items include furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing. The DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. The DI provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset and Somerset): from an agent derivative of Old English (ge)cealcian ‘to whiten’, an occupational name denoting a whitewasher, or, in areas adjacent to chalk uplands, a topographic name for a dweller on the chalk.

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

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