Ralph S Toppan

Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ralph S

When Ralph S Toppan was born in July 1893, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Currier Toppan, was 33 and his mother, Edith Brown Little, was 33. He had at least 1 son with Mrs. Claire Toppan. He lived in Darby MM, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Darby Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940.

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Ralph S Toppan
Mrs. Claire Toppan
William Toppan

Spouse & Children



  • William Toppan


Parents & Siblings

  • William Currier Toppan


  • Edith Brown Little




  • Toppan


  • Marien Hilliard Toppan


  • Male1893–Male

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 12

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. 

Age 34

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of Tappen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph S Tappan in household of Harrold E Watson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ralph S Toppan in household of William C Toppan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ralph S Toppan in household of Marion T Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"

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