James W. Ralph

8 August 1877–
Ohio, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James W.

When James W. Ralph was born on 8 August 1877, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States, his father, Stephen Edward Ralph, was 26 and his mother, Mary M. "Puss" Powers, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Edward Ralph
1850–1905
Mary M. "Puss" Powers
1851–1922
Etta Lee Ralph
1873–1947
Hugh Ralph
1877–
Edward Wayne Ralph
1876–1949
James W. Ralph
1877–
Hiram William Ralph
1881–1921
Annie L. Ralph
1883–
Elizabeth Ann Ralph
1885–1972

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World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 15

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name composed of Germanic rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + wolf ‘wolf’. This was first introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Ráðulfr, and was reinforced after the Conquest by the Norman form Ra(d)ulf. Compare German Rudolf .

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

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