Harold Richard Ries

8 March 1908–16 August 1964 (Age 56)
Laton, Fresno, California, United States

The Life of Harold Richard

When Harold Richard Ries was born on 8 March 1908, in Laton, Fresno, California, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Ries, was 46 and his mother, Lottie Leticia Pixley, was 36. He married Veronica Lorene Connolly on 17 December 1944, in California, United States. He lived in Judicial Township 13, Fresno, California, United States in 1910 and Anaheim Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1940. He died on 16 August 1964, in Placentia, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harold Richard Ries
Veronica Lorene Connolly
Marriage: 17 December 1944

Spouse and Children

17 December 1944
California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Ries


    Lottie Leticia Pixley




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 2

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 15

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Germanic personal name, but mainly a nickname for an exceptionally tall or big man, Middle High German rise, German Riese ‘giant’. In some cases the name may have been used to refer ironically to a particularly short man.2 South German: habitational name from any of several places named Ries.3 German: topographic name from Middle Low German rīs ‘branch’, ‘twig’, ‘brushwood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harold Ries, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold R Ries in household of Benjamin F Ries, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harold Richard Ries, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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