Ralph Austin Wainscott

14 July 1910–24 January 1996 (Age 85)
Cimarron Township, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Ralph Austin

When Ralph Austin Wainscott was born on 14 July 1910, in Cimarron Township, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Nathan Wainscott, was 39 and his mother, Georgia Lee Austin, was 36. He married Clara Bernice Shelton on 31 May 1931, in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 24 January 1996, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Ralph Austin Wainscott
Clara Bernice Shelton
Marriage: 31 May 1931

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31 May 1931
Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

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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.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 7

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
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: from Middle English waynscot (a word of uncertain etymology), which originally denoted superior quality oak boarding imported from the Continent. The surname presumably arose from a nickname for someone who imported or used such timber.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph Wainscott in household of Georgia Wainscott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph A Wainscott, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Ralph Austin Wainscott, "Find A Grave Index"

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