Floyd L Ratliff Jr

22 September 1914–26 July 2003 (Age 88)
Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States

The Life of Floyd L

When Floyd L Ratliff Jr was born on 22 September 1914, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, his father, Floyd Logan Ratliff, was 29 and his mother, Pearl Strawn, was 27. He married Henrietta Barnett on 12 June 1936, in Prosser, Benton, Washington, United States. He lived in Prosser Election Precinct, Benton, Washington, United States in 1940 and Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States in 1993. He died on 26 July 2003, in Kern, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Floyd L Ratliff Jr
Henrietta Barnett
Marriage: 12 June 1936

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12 June 1936
Prosser, Benton, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Ratcliff .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Floyd Ratliff in household of Cora Dondanville, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Floyd Ratliff Jr. in household of Floyd Ratliff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Floyd L Ratliff Jr. in household of Floyd L Ratliff, "United States Census, 1920"

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