Ralph Vernon Pettit

22 September 1910–4 June 1994 (Age 83)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Ralph Vernon

When Ralph Vernon Pettit was born on 22 September 1910, in Indiana, United States, his father, Waymond Joseph Pettit, was 19 and his mother, Zadie Alice Barfield, was 17. He married Clara Evelyn Leep in Indiana, United States. He lived in East Chicago, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 4 June 1994, in Highland, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Highland, Lake, Indiana, United States.

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Ralph Vernon Pettit
Clara Evelyn Leep

Spouse and Children

Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Thais Joyce Pettit


    Zadae Pettit


World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 3

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Age 22

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English (especially southeastern): variant spelling of Petit .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Pettit in household of Waymond Pettit, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph in entry for Clara Pettit, "Indiana Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848-1993"
  • Ralph Vernon Pettit, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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