Ralph Leonard Pearson

July 1890–28 May 1963 (Age 72)
Kent, Delaware, United States

The Life Summary of Ralph Leonard

When Ralph Leonard Pearson was born in July 1890, in Kent, Delaware, United States, his father, William W. Pearson, was 44 and his mother, Annie Jane Short, was 40. He married Mary Hazel Anthony on 30 May 1920, in Harrington, Kent, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Felton, Kent, Delaware, United States in 1920 and Representative District 10, Kent, Delaware, United States in 1940. He died on 28 May 1963, in Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington, Kent, Delaware, United States.

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Ralph Leonard Pearson
Mary Hazel Anthony
Marriage: 30 May 1920
Mary Pearson
Louise Pearson
Betty Jane Pearson

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World Events (8)

1893 · First U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain
Age 3
The first time that the rank of Ambassador was used was in 1893. When on March 30, 1893, Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 6
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · The BSA is Made
Age 20
Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Piers ( see Pierce ). The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries.2 Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Ralph Pearson in household of Walter Pearson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph Pearson in household of William Pearson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ralph L Pearson, "United States Census, 1940"

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