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
1885–1986
Nora Grace Senior
1883–
Marriage: 27 May 1903
Veda Cole
1905–1998

Spouse and Children

    Male1885–1986Male

    Nora Grace Senior

    Female1883–Female

MARRIAGE
27 May 1903
Clinton, Indiana, United States
children

(1)

    Veda Cole

    Female1905–1998Female

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Kessler

    Male1849–1935Male

    Hannah E. Maish

    Female1853–1941Female

siblings

(4)

    Luella F. Kessler

    Female1873–Female

    Pearl C. Kessler

    Female1878–1961Female

    Clinton Maish Kessler

    Male1880–1955Male

    Male1885–1986Male

World Events (8)

1886

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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