Ralph J. Kessler

13 April 1885–September 1986 (Age 101)
Clinton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ralph J.

When Ralph J. Kessler was born on 13 April 1885, in Clinton, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Kessler, was 35 and his mother, Hannah E. Maish, was 32. He married Nora Grace Senior on 27 May 1903, in Clinton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Center Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died in September 1986, in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 101.

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Family Time Line

Ralph J. Kessler
Nora Grace Senior
Marriage: 27 May 1903
Veda Cole

Spouse and Children


    Nora Grace Senior


27 May 1903
Clinton, Indiana, United States


    Veda Cole


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Kessler


    Hannah E. Maish




    Luella F. Kessler


    Pearl C. Kessler


    Clinton Maish Kessler



World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 21

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 27

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker of copper cooking vessels, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kezzel ‘kettle’, ‘cauldron’, Middle Dutch ketel, modern German Kessel.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph J Kessler in household of Joseph Kessler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ralph Kessler, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ralph J. Kessler - Government record: birth-name: Ralph J. Kessler

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