Luther Ratcliffe Tarrants

1893–1975 (Age 82)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Luther Ratcliffe

When Luther Ratcliffe Tarrants was born on 4 June 1893, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Thomas Henry Tarrants, was 39 and his mother, Estella A Price, was 26. He married Selma Yvonne Van Arsdale on 29 July 1915, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. He lived in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1919. He died in November 1975, in Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 82.

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Luther Ratcliffe Tarrants
Selma Yvonne Van Arsdale
Marriage: 29 July 1915

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29 July 1915
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

Variant of German and Dutch Arends .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Luther Tarrants in household of Conredena Krauss, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Luther R Tarrants, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Luther R Tarrants in household of Thomas H Tarrants, "United States Census, 1910"

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