Ralph Wiley Hain

1862–1949 (Age 87)
La Grange, Cass, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ralph Wiley

When Ralph Wiley Hain was born on 16 July 1862, in La Grange, Cass, Michigan, United States, his father, William Henry Harrison Hain, was 22 and his mother, Emily Wiley, was 19. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Eva May Spalding. He lived in Concord Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died on 29 October 1949, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan, United States.

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Ralph Wiley Hain
Eva May Spalding
Harold Spalding Hain
Helen Hain

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Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 17

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places named with Middle English heghen, a weak plural of hegh, from Old English (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’. See also Haynes .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Hain, Heyne. This is derived from the Germanic personal name Hagano, originally a byname meaning ‘hawthorn’. It is found in England before the Conquest, but was popularized by the Normans. In the Danelaw, it may be derived from Old Norse Hagni, Hǫgni ( see Hagan ), a Scandinavianized version of the same name.3 English: nickname for a wretched individual, from Middle English hain(e), heyne ‘wretch’, ‘niggard’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph W Haine in household of Wm H Haine, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ralph W Hain, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ralph W Hain in household of William H Hain, "United States Census, 1870"

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