Ralph Robert Williams

7 June 1917–15 July 1997 (Age 80)
Newcastle, Weston, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Ralph Robert

When Ralph Robert Williams was born on 7 June 1917, in Newcastle, Weston, Wyoming, United States, his father, Frederick John Williams, was 43 and his mother, Florence Shirley Knapp, was 34. He died on 15 July 1997, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Frederick John Williams
1874–1953
Florence Shirley Knapp
1883–1971
Ruth Marcella Williams
1902–2000
Roy Daniel Williams
1904–1976
Irma Mildred Williams
1905–1923
James Richard Williams
1912–1964
Frank Frederick Williams
1914–1998
Ralph Robert Williams
1917–1997
Charles E Williams
1929–1997

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Ruth Marcella Williams

    Female1902–2000Female

    Roy Daniel Williams

    Male1904–1976Male

    Irma Mildred Williams

    Female1905–1923Female

    James Richard Williams

    Male1912–1964Male

    Male1914–1998Male

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 2

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 23

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph R Williams in household of Fred Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph R Williams, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"
  • Ralph R Williams, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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