Ralph Ancil Meacham

27 January 1895–20 January 1969 (Age 74)
Licking, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ralph Ancil

When Ralph Ancil Meacham was born on 27 January 1895, in Licking, Ohio, United States, his father, William Grant Meacham, was 27 and his mother, Mollie J Ervin, was 25. He married Clara Elizabeth Walker on 16 February 1916, in Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Newton Township, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Newark Township, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 20 January 1969, in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73.

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Ralph Ancil Meacham
Clara Elizabeth Walker
Marriage: 16 February 1916
Eileen A Meacham
Lucile Kathleen Meacham
Dorothy Elzina Meacham
Howard Ancil Meacham
Richard Allen Meacham
Ruth Agnes Meacham
Donald Gene Meacham

Spouse and Children

16 February 1916
Licking, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

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

English: variant of Machen . This is a late (17th-century) form.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Meacham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph A Meacham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph A Meacham in household of William A Meacham, "United States Census, 1910"

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