Ralph Dewar Bald Jr

4 February 1916–20 January 1995 (Age 79)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ralph Dewar

Ralph Dewar Bald Jr was born on 4 February 1916, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 20 January 1995, in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States.

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Ralph Dewar Bald Jr
1916–1995
Barbara Jeanne Arther
1920–2000

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World Events (3)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 25

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: from the Germanic personal name Baldo, or a short form of the various compound names such as Baldwin , formed with the first element bald ‘bold’, ‘strong’.2 Scottish: nickname for a bald man, from Middle English balled ‘rounded like a ball’, from bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball or Old Norse bǫllr).

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

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