Charles Ezra Ratliff

Male6 August 1881–29 January 1944

Brief Life History of Charles Ezra

When Charles Ezra Ratliff was born on 6 August 1881, in Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States, his father, Amos T. Ratliff, was 28 and his mother, Rhoda I. Mason, was 23. He married Isabel Lavina Kirkwood on 16 March 1912, in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Sarcoxie Township, Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1910. He died on 29 January 1944, in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Visalia Public Cemetery, Visalia, Tulare, California, United States.

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Charles Ezra Ratliff
Isabel Lavina Kirkwood
Marriage: 16 March 1912
Marian Lucille Ratliff
Isabelle Ruby Ratliff

Sources (10)

  • Charles E Ratliff in household of James H Skagg, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charlie Ezra Ratliff, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Charles Ezra Ratliff, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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  • Marriage
    16 March 1912Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

    Age 10

    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 17

    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 (Suffolk): habitational name from one or more of the places so named, such as Radcliffe (Lancashire), Radcliffe on Trent and Ratcliffe on Soar (both Nottinghamshire), Radclive (Buckinghamshire), Ratcliffe Culey and Ratcliffe on the Wreake (both Leicestershire), Ratclyffe in Clyst Hydon, Ratcliffes in Thorverton, and Ratcliffes in Broad Clyst (all Devon), Ratcliff in Stepney (Middlesex), and Rackley in Compton Bishop (Somerset). The placenames derive from Old English rēad ‘red’ + clif ‘cliff, bank, steep slope’ (see also Rutley ). A family of the name Radcliffe trace their descent from Sir Nicholas de Radclyffe. He is said to have been a knight who held the major of Radcliffe in Lancashire and served Roger de Poitou, Baron de Marsey in the 11th century.

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

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