Ralph Valentine Bradley

14 February 1907–May 1986 (Age 79)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Ralph Valentine

When Ralph Valentine Bradley was born on 14 February 1907, in Illinois, United States, his father, Seth Lincoln Bradley, was 45 and his mother, Effie Lauretta Berlin, was 41. He married Margaret A Slater on 20 March 1945, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States. He lived in Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1994. He died in May 1986, at the age of 79, and was buried in Princeton, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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Ralph Valentine Bradley
Margaret A Slater
Marriage: 20 March 1945

Spouse and Children

20 March 1945
Charlotte, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Seth Lincoln Bradley


    Effie Lauretta Berlin




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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 3

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the many places throughout England named Bradley, from Old English brād ‘broad’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Scottish: habitational name from Braidlie in Roxburghshire.3 Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Brolcháin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph V Bradley in household of Seth L Bradley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ralph V Bradley in household of Seth L Bradley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph V Bradley, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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