Ralph McLean Heasty

Brief Life History of Ralph McLean

When Ralph McLean Heasty was born on 15 April 1897, in Pigeon, Huron, Michigan, United States, his father, William Heasty, was 35 and his mother, Sarah McLean, was 24. He lived in Winsor Township, Huron, Michigan, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1918.

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William Heasty
Sarah McLean
Glenn William Heasty
Jennie S. Heasty
Gladys Mae Heasty
Ralph McLean Heasty
Zarah Vere Heasty
Elizabeth Donna Heasty

Sources (5)

  • Ralph McLean Heasty, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Ralph McLean Heasty, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"
  • Ralph M Heasty in household of William Heasty, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Irish (Armagh): variant of Harty , from Ó hAghartaigh.

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

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