Ralph Dennis Grindland

16 October 1938–20 November 2013 (Age 75)
Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Ralph Dennis

When Ralph Dennis Grindland was born on 16 October 1938, in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States, his father, Carl Nilsen Grindland, was 31 and his mother, Agnes Katherine Clawson, was 27. He died on 20 November 2013, at the age of 75, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Carl Nilsen Grindland
Agnes Katherine Clawson
Bernard Carl Grindland
Ralph Dennis Grindland

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World Events (8)

1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 2

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 20

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph D Grindland in household of Carl Grindland, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph D Grindland, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Ralph D Grindland, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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