William Ralph Squires

1886–1964 (Age 78)
Crawford, Lewis, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Ralph

When William Ralph Squires was born on 4 April 1886, in Crawford, Lewis, West Virginia, United States, his father, Hanson Kniceley, was 18 and his mother, Columbia Alwilda Forinash, was 20. He married Effie Bird Williams on 7 September 1905, in Braxton, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Freemansburg, Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Freemans Creek Magisterial District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 1 October 1964, in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Ralph Squires
Effie Bird Williams
Marriage: 7 September 1905
Wilbur Squires
Delbert Hansen Squires
John M Squires
Flora Alwilda Squires
Bessie Lee Squires
Tensie Marie Squires

Spouse & Children

7 September 1905
Braxton, West Virginia, United States


  • Wilbur Squires


  • Delbert Hansen Squires


  • John M Squires


  • Flora Alwilda Squires


  • Bessie Lee Squires


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1867–1946Male

  • Columbia Alwilda Forinash




World Events (8)

1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

Age 3

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Squire .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William R Fornash in household of Parthena Squires, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William R Squires, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Squires, "United States Census, 1940"

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