Ralph Norman Willson

1 February 1910–22 April 1996 (Age 86)
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Ralph Norman

When Ralph Norman Willson was born on 1 February 1910, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, his father, Clifford Freeman Willson, was 25 and his mother, Vera Leila Medick, was 24. He married Helen J. Schreiner about 1936, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Worthington, Sharon Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Contra Costa, California, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 22 April 1996, in Rancho Mirage, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Italian Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Norman Willson
Helen J. Schreiner
Marriage: about 1936
Judith Ann Willson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1936Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 2
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
    Age 3
    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 25
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    English (eastern): variant of Wilson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    1930 Census Nella May Medick and Vera M Willson with her three sons

    "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRZ6-4KH?cc=1810731&wc=QZFW-CM2%3A649446001%2C649102001%2C649480401%2C1589282982 : 8 Dece …

    Sources (21)

    • Ralph Willson in household of Nell M Medrick, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Ralph N Willson, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"
    • Ralph Wilson in household of Clifford F Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"

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