Ralph Edwin Harless

23 May 1914–24 January 1989 (Age 74)
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ralph Edwin

When Ralph Edwin Harless was born on 23 May 1914, in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States, his father, Orlie Clinton Harless, was 22 and his mother, Chloe Inez Jones, was 25. He lived in Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 24 January 1989, at the age of 74, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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Ralph Edwin Harless
Florabell Methadel Kennedy

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 German: unexplained.2 English: probably a variant spelling of (H)arliss, a nickname from Middle English earles ‘earless’, probably denoting someone who was deaf rather than one literally without ears.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Harless, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph Harless in household of Orlie Harless, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph Harless in household of Orlie Harless, "United States Census, 1920"

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