When Ralph Oliver Annala was born on 24 September 1922, in Wyoming, United States, his father, Jacob Annala, was 39 and his mother, Tyyna Marie Niiranen, was 24. He married Phyllis Jeanette Chase on 1 October 1951, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States. He lived in Diamondville, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1946. He died on 7 November 1999, in Riverside, Riverside, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 77.
Some characteristic forenames: Finnish Arvo, Helvi, Petri, Reino, Toivo, Urho, Waino.
Finnish: from the female personal name Anna + the locative suffix -la. It is found chiefly in Ostrobothnia.