Frederick Ralph Van Lear

12 August 1892–19 March 1954 (Age 61)
Fayetteville, Greene Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Frederick Ralph

When Frederick Ralph Van Lear was born on 12 August 1892, in Fayetteville, Greene Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John B Van Lear, was 27 and his mother, Ida Katherine Yon, was 27. He married Ruth C Coble on 23 March 1918, in Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 19 March 1954, at the age of 61.

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Frederick Ralph Van Lear
Ruth C Coble
Marriage: 23 March 1918

Spouse and Children

23 March 1918
Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John B Van Lear





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 13

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred Vanlear, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fred R Van Lear, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Freederick R Vanlear in household of John B Vanlear, "United States Census, 1900"

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