Ralph Severns

1876–1954 (Age 78)
Edwards, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ralph

When Ralph Severns was born in 1876, in Edwards, Illinois, United States, his father, James Henry Severns, was 23 and his mother, Amelia Ann Stone, was 19. He married Della F. Cunningham on 28 March 1900, in Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States in 1880. His occupation is listed as plumber in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States. He died in October 1954, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Severns
Della F. Cunningham
Marriage: 28 March 1900
Ethel Severns Oburn
Luella Severns
Ralph Prestley Severns Jr.

Spouse and Children


    Della F. Cunningham


28 March 1900
Wayne, Illinois, United States


    Ethel Severns Oburn


    Luella Severns


    Ralph Prestley Severns Jr.


Parents and Siblings

    James Henry Severns


    Amelia Ann Stone





    Charles Severns


    Ernest Severns



    Gertrude Severns


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 0

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Severn .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Ralph Severns, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph Severns in household of James Severns, "United States Census, 1880"

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