Ralph Rosten Smallwood

9 July 1908–27 May 1986 (Age 77)
Maries, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ralph Rosten

When Ralph Rosten Smallwood was born on 9 July 1908, in Maries, Missouri, United States, his father, John Marion Smallwood Jr, was 30 and his mother, Amanda Luvica Duncan, was 21. He married Bertha Anna Imhoff on 16 July 1933, in Missouri, United States. He lived in Jackson Township, Osage, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Jefferson Township, Cole, Missouri, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1946. He died on 27 May 1986, in Jefferson City, Jefferson Township, Cole, Missouri Territory, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Resurrection Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Cole, Missouri, United States.

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Ralph Rosten Smallwood
Bertha Anna Imhoff
Marriage: 16 July 1933

Spouse and Children

16 July 1933
Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

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.

Age 21

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 (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from a place in Cheshire, so called from Old English smæl ‘narrow’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph Smallwood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph R Smalwood in household of John M Smalwood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ralph Smallwood in household of John M Smallwood, "United States Census, 1920"

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