Charles James Ramsey

1903–1939 (Age 35)
Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Charles James

When Charles James Ramsey was born on 26 July 1903, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, his father, Watson Robert Ramsey, was 38 and his mother, Emma Bell Allen, was 25. He married Miriam Idella "Idella" Steveson on 11 November 1920, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Marshall Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died in 1939, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Marietta, Marshall, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles James Ramsey
Miriam Idella "Idella" Steveson
Marriage: 11 November 1920
Helen Elizabeth Ramsey
Hazel Idella Ramsey
James Robert Ramsey

Spouse & Children

11 November 1920
Marshall, Iowa, United States


  • Helen Elizabeth Ramsey


  • Female1923–2008Female

  • James Robert Ramsey


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 3

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 10

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. There are other places in England called Ramsey, but the one in Huntingdonshire is almost certainly the source of the surname. The usual spelling of the surname in Scotland is Ramsay .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Chas J Ramsey, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Charles J Ramsey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Ramsey in household of Watson Ramsey, "United States Census, 1920"

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